Hundreds of asylum cases set for appeal
THERE are fears asylum seekers have been wrongly deported from Britain because of a controversial language-checking system heavily criticised by the Supreme Court.
Hundreds of cases could be submitted for appeal after a panel of five of the UK’s most senior judges found serious fault with the Home Office’s use of reports compiled by Swedish firm Sprakab, which analyses the language and dialect of asylum applicants.
The Supreme Court judgment focused on the case of two asylum seekers in Scotland. It calls for immigration officials to review the practice as too much weight had been given to the reports in asylum hearings.