ICESCR concluding observations 2016, paragraph 25
Plain English recommendation
Increase support for asylum seekers (including daily allowances) to guarantee their economic, social and cultural rights, in particular the right to an adequate standard of living.
Allow asylum seekers to access employment while their claims are being processed.
Original UN recommendation
The Committee recommends that the State party increase the level of support provided to asylum seekers, including through the daily allowance, in order to ensure that they enjoy their economic, social and cultural rights, in particular the right to an adequate standard of living. The Committee reiterates its previous recommendation (see E/C.12/GBR/CO/5, para. 27) and encourages the State party to ensure that asylum seekers are not restricted from accessing employment while their claims are being processed.
Date of UN examination
UN article number
2 (implementation of the Convention), 6 (right to work), 11 (adequate standard of living)