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Fast-track asylum 24 Feb 2010
Is the system failing women?

The UK 'fast-track' system for dealing with asylum seekers is failing women, according to a report by Human Rights Watch. The organisation says that the system is set-up to deal with straightforward cases, but that complex women’s rights’ claims, such as rape and physical abuse are regularly being dealt with in this way too. This means that women don’t have time to prepare evidence to support their case, and are not getting a fair hearing. Jenni is joined by Gauri van Gulik, author of the report, and Home Office Minister Meg Hillier to discuss the British fast-track asylum system.

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