New book from the Asylum Commission.

Concurrences member Torun Elsrud is one of the editors of the book ”Rättssäkerheten och solidariteten - vad hände?” In the book people within different parts of the asylum process share their experiences and thereby highlight the consequences of stricter asylum laws.

The Asylum Commission is a collaboration between civil society, researchers and professionals. The commission carries out interdisciplinary research and studies of fundamental legal principles for people who have sought protection in Sweden. The commission started as a collaboration between Linköping University and the Swedish Network of Refugee Support Groups, FARR. Today, 48 experts can be found under the auspices of the Asylum Commission. Many are researchers, while others are people who have first-hand experience of the asylum process. Professionals and volunteers from a number of organisations are also involved.

The complete name of the Asylum Commission is the “Commission for Review of Legislation, Law Enforcement and Legal Certainty for People who Sought Asylum in Sweden during the period 2015-17”. This is a unique collaboration. Both asylum seekers and the volunteers who meet them have described negative consequences for those who have sought protection in Sweden. They experience, for example, increasing homelessness, criminalisation, mental ill-health and broken families. This is why a scientific review of legislation and law enforcement is necessary.