CITIZENS for Sanctuary is a CITIZEN Organising Foundation campaign to secure justice for people fleeing persecution and rebuild public support for sanctuary. The Commission published Interim Findings in March 2008, and then three reports of conclusions and recommendations in Summer 2008.  You can download the full version of each report and separate sections of each report. If you are pushed for time, there are executive summaries at the start of each report.

interim findings

Fit for purpose yet?

The Independent Asylum Commission's Interim Findings. A nationwide review of the UK asylum system in association with the Citizen Organising Foundation.


conclusions and recommendations
report 1 report 2 report 3

saving sanctuary

How we restore public support for sanctuary and improve the way we decide who needs sanctuary.


safe return

How to improve what happens when we refuse people sanctuary.


deserving dignity

How to improve the way we treat people seeking sanctuary.


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