An 'asylum seeker' is a person seeking recognition as a refugee and consequent leave to remain in the United Kingdom, and a 'claim for asylum' is generally defined as a claim that it would be contrary to the United Kingdom's obligations under the Refugee Convention1 for the claimant to be removed from, or required to leave, the United Kingdom2. All asylum applications are to be determined by the Secretary of State3 in accordance with the Refugee Convention, and every asylum application made
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