Responding to the Syrian refugee crisis – the legal issues to be considered

The resettlement of Syrian refugees over the next few years presents a number of challenges. Tim Rutherford, of Stone King LLP, has kindly provided this guest post which addresses the legal issues involved

The Government has formally pledged to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years. There is a formal process that is followed to identify the refugees that will be resettled through this programme and this is carried out by the Home Office alongside the local authorities. The Government and the European Union will be funding the accommodation costs for these refugees for their first 12 months in the country. This post considers the legal issues faced by organizations responding to the challenge. Continue reading