In 2006, following a feasibility grant from the MB Reckitt Trust to the Citizens Organising Foundation, twelve impartial Commissioners were asked to conduct an independent, nationwide review of the UK’s asylum system. The Independent Asylum Commission spent two years gathering testimony from asylum seekers and the public, taking evidence from experts, and engaging in dialogue with the authorities. The Commission produced over 180 recommendations to safeguard people who seek sanctuary here, while restoring public confidence in the UK’s role as a place of sanctuary for those fleeing persecution.
CITIZENS for Sanctuary is the campaign to make those recommendations a reality. For more information and to read the Independent Asylum Commission's reports see the website