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Asylum: Zimbabwe

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration she has given to changing the criteria applied to Zimbabwean nations seeking asylum in the UK. (255560)

[holding answer 10 February 2009]: All asylum and human rights claims are considered on their individual merits in accordance with our obligations under the refugee convention and the European convention on human rights. Decisions take account of the individual facts of the case, up-to-date objective country information and any relevant case law.

The “Operational Guidance Note” providing policy advice for case owners considering asylum claims from Zimbabweans was last updated on 1 December 2008 and is kept under continual review.