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Home Office Introduction of ‘Safe Country Review’ for Refugee Settlement Home Office Introduction of ‘Safe Country Review’ for Refugee Settlement

The Home Office has announced a new policy ending automatic settlement for refugees after 5 years. The policy states that ‘all those who apply for settlement protection... 

Red Coss: Can’t stay. Can’t go Red Coss: Can’t stay. Can’t go

CAN’T STAY. CAN’T GO. Refused asylum seekers who cannot be returned: Conclusion Refused asylum seekers who, through no faultof their own, cannot be returned... 

Forced Migration – policy, trends, activism Forced Migration – policy, trends, activism

Click on this link for Gina Clayton’s powerpoint: Forced Migration in the UK Forced Migration in the UK: National policy, CURRENT TRENDS and Local Activism Other... 

HMIP has published its inspection report on Brook House IRC HMIP has published its inspection report on Brook House IRC

On the whole, the inspection team says that the there have been improvements to the detention condition.  The team makes two main recommendations covering two issues:... 

We will be adding videos of Conference talks here We will be adding videos of Conference talks here

Andrew Lane from QCEA:    Read More →

Jane and John video Jane and John video

Right2Be video: Through first-hand narrative of asylum seekers and a number of organisations who support them, this short film made by Warwick law students, provides... 

Test post Test post

Having difficulty with the website – just testing … so for now here is a picture of Maud’s smile at Woodbrooke 🙂  Read More →

Photos from the Forced Migration Conference Feb 2017 Photos from the Forced Migration Conference Feb 2017

Some photos from the Conference,  and from the beautiful garden at Woodbrooke  Read More →

Minute from the ‘Forced Migration: how can Quakers respond’ Conference 5 February 2017 Minute from the ‘Forced Migration: how can Quakers respond’ Conference 5 February 2017

Minute from the ‘Forced Migration: how can Quakers respond’ Conference held at Woodbrooke 3-5 February 2017; Hosted by the Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network,... 

UK asylum seekers’ housing branded ‘disgraceful’ by MPs UK asylum seekers’ housing branded ‘disgraceful’ by MPs

UK asylum seekers’ housing branded ‘disgraceful’ by MPs Select committee calls for rethink of asylum seekers’ accommodation after reports... 

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What you can do

November 2016 HMIP inspection report of Morton Hall November 2016 HMIP inspection report of Morton Hall

The latest HMIP inspection report of Morton Hall detention centre is published today. Morton Hall is particularly isolated and is often portrayed as “dangerous”,... 

Bookings for ‘The Bundle’: Journeyman Theatre Bookings for ‘The Bundle’: Journeyman Theatre

You could arrange a showing of this performance: The Bundle Our brand new show, commissioned by QARN (Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network About The Bundle Based closely... 

Factsheet on immigration detention Factsheet on immigration detention

Detention Forum information: CPT has published factsheets on immigration detention.  There is a useful reference on the time limit issue (page 2, at the bottom... 

Red Coss: Can’t stay. Can’t go Red Coss: Can’t stay. Can’t go

CAN’T STAY. CAN’T GO. Refused asylum seekers who cannot be returned: Conclusion Refused asylum seekers who, through no faultof their own, cannot be returned... 

Debate: detention of vulnerable people Debate: detention of vulnerable people

Anne McLaughlin MP has a Westminster Hall debate on Tuesday 14 March from 2.30pm to 4pmon the detention of vulnerable people.  The debate is “on behalf... 

The Island by Armin Greder The Island by Armin Greder

When the people of the Island discover a man and a tattered raft on their beach, they are reluctant to take him in. He doesn’t look like them. But they cannot... 

Minute from the ‘Forced Migration: how can Quakers respond’ Conference 5 February 2017 Minute from the ‘Forced Migration: how can Quakers respond’ Conference 5 February 2017

Minute from the ‘Forced Migration: how can Quakers respond’ Conference held at Woodbrooke 3-5 February 2017; Hosted by the Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network,... 

QARN next meetings QARN next meetings

Meetings usually run from 11am -4pm: Next Meetings: 18th March at Friends House, Ada Salter 1; 24th June, Leicester, including AGM – local groups to be invited  Read More →

Response: Home Affairs Committee on an effective immigration policy Response: Home Affairs Committee on an effective immigration policy

Written evidence submitted by the Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network 19.1.2017: The Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network links Quakers[1] from all over the UK.   This... 

#Unlocked16 – find out about detention #Unlocked16 – find out about detention

#Unlocked16 is here! October 5th, 2016 “I knew nothing about this. I didn’t know about detention” “The first time I found out about detention was when... 

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Reports

November 2016 HMIP inspection report of Morton Hall November 2016 HMIP inspection report of Morton Hall

The latest HMIP inspection report of Morton Hall detention centre is published today. Morton Hall is particularly isolated and is often portrayed as “dangerous”, because people simply know so little about Morton Hall.  It is one centre that probably receives the least amount of coverage in general.  So please help raise awareness of... [Read more of this review]

Home Office Introduction of ‘Safe Country Review’ for Refugee Settlement Home Office Introduction of ‘Safe Country Review’ for Refugee Settlement

The Home Office has announced a new policy ending automatic settlement for refugees after 5 years. The policy states that ‘all those who apply for settlement protection after completing the appropriate probationary period of limited leave will be subjected to a safe return review’. The idea of ‘safe return reviews’ was introduced by Theresa... [Read more of this review]

HMIP has published its inspection report on Brook House IRC HMIP has published its inspection report on Brook House IRC

On the whole, the inspection team says that the there have been improvements to the detention condition.  The team makes two main recommendations covering two issues:  1) long term detention and 2) that the prison-like infrastructure is not appropriate and needs improvement. The inspection report is here.  [Read more of this review]  Read More →

We will be adding videos of Conference talks here We will be adding videos of Conference talks here

Andrew Lane from QCEA:    Read More →

Jane and John video Jane and John video

Right2Be video: Through first-hand narrative of asylum seekers and a number of organisations who support them, this short film made by Warwick law students, provides an insight into the life of asylum seekers highlighting the difficulties they face, the absence of legal protection and the lacuna created thereafter. In the video, Right to Remain explains... [Read more of this review]

Response: Home Affairs Committee on an effective immigration policy Response: Home Affairs Committee on an effective immigration policy

Written evidence submitted by the Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network 19.1.2017: The Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network links Quakers[1] from all over the UK.   This submission concerns Forced Migrants – refugee and asylum seekers.  The Select Committee will also receive submissions from individual Quakers and other groups of Quakers, many of... [Read more of this review]

Proving Torture: Demanding the Impossible Proving Torture: Demanding the Impossible

Freedom from Torure report: November 2016: Report: Home Office Mistreating Evidence Of Torture – RightsInfohttp://rightsinfo.org/freedom-torture-home-office-mistreating-expert-evidence-torture/ Many who seek asylum in the UK do so because they have suffered torture in their home country. Often they are forced to flee immediately and do not... [Read more of this review]

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