A further consignment of digital, dual-CD, audio-only PACE-compliant interview recorders has been delivered to the UK Border Agency.
The UK has a proud tradition of providing a place of safety for refugees. However, the UK Border Agency is determined to refuse protection to those who do not need it or have been found making false claims. Asylum is protection given by a country to someone who is fleeing persecution in their own country. It is given under the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. To be recognised as a refugee, the person must have left their country and be unable to return because of a well-founded fear of persecution. The UK also adheres to the European Convention on Human Rights, which prevents it sending someone to a country where there is a real risk they will be exposed to torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
For more information go to the UK Border Agency website: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/asylum/