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Asylum: Deportation

Volume 490: debated on Monday 23 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for which (a) countries and (b) regions of countries the Government does not carry out forced removals of refused asylum seekers because of conflict or generalised violence which makes it unsafe for them to be returned. (255870)

We do not accept that there is currently any country in the world where it is unsafe for returns to take place on a blanket basis because of conflict or generalised violence. Instead, all cases are considered on their individual merits in accordance with our obligations under the Refugee Convention and the European Convention on Human Rights.