To: The government

Right of Refugees to apply for asylum ‘safely’

Right of Refugees to apply for asylum ‘safely’

The government needs to bring in urgent legislation that will give refugees a legal right to apply for asylum in this country using ‘safe’ means. Refugees should be allowed to enter the UK to apply, or arrangements should be made for them to apply from a nearby country. It should be against international law to deny this right.

Why is this important?

Refugees are legally entitled to apply for asylum in this country. Yet it is made nigh on impossible for them to do so without taking enormous risk. This has led to tragic loss of life which has included children. These desperate people are forced to take risks they should never have to take. We have no right to consider ourselves a civilised country if we allow this to continue. If we do not take action to change this we lose our humanity. Please act now and sign this petition