MoJ consultation on the expedited immigration and asylum appeals process - Law Society response
The Law Society has responded to this Ministry of Justice (MoJ) consultation which seeks to reintroduce a revised fast-track procedure for immigration and asylum appeals. The previous Detained Fast Track regime was declared unlawful by the Court of Appeal in 2015.
The government is clearly right to seek to ensure that detained asylum appeals are decided efficiently while complying with the judgment of the Court of Appeal.
We have carefully considered the government's proposals in the round, but believe that the proposed scheme will not meet the objective of complying with the court's judgment, and striking the correct balance between speed and efficiency and fairness and justice.