Public Hearings

The Independent Asylum Commission conducted public hearings across the UK between January and November 2007. The hearings were themed, with each one focusing on one aspect of the review.

The hearings were opportunities for Commissioners to hear testimony directly from everyone concerned with or by the UK asylum system: from asylum seekers and refugees, those who work with and for them, the civil servants implementing the system, and those living in communities where asylum seekers live.


The testimony recorded at the hearings is available for viewing at

Independent Asylum Commission Roadshows

Each hearing was followed by an Independent Asylum Commission Roadshow - an accessible, entertaining and informative public event, highlighting the work of the Commission, introducing people to issues around asylum, and informing on how people can get involved in our work.

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