Building Knowledge for a Concerted and Sustainable Approach to Refugee Resettlement in the EU and its Member States

Legal and administrative framework

United Kingdom

The Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 makes provisions about nationality, immigration and asylum, and contains the legal basis for resettlement funding, which is channelled through the British resettlement programme known as the Gateway Protection Programme.

Laws

* Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act (2002)

Abstract

The Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 makes provisions about nationality, immigration and asylum. Section 59 of the Act contains the legal basis for resettlement funding, which is channelled through the British resettlement programme known as the Gateway Protection Programme.

The Act can be accessed on the website managed by The National Archives on behalf of HM Government at:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2002/41/contents

United Kingdom snapshot

Size: 244,820 km2

Population: 61.7 million

Year of EU Entry: 1973

In the Schengen Area: No

Protection Status Granted: 5,648 (2011)

Resettlement Scheme: Programme (2004)

Resettlement Quota: 750 refugees/year

Resettled Refugees: 432 (2011)

Source: The information about the size, population, in the Schengen area, and year of EU entry is taken from europa.eu.