Colnbrook Detention Centre inspection – a mixed picture and a need for a ‘strict time limit’
Detention Forum: 28 July 2016: In its latest inspection report on Colnbrook detention centre, HM Inspector of Prisons said ‘There should be a strict time limit on the length of detention and caseworkers should act with diligence and expedition.’
Colnbrook detention centre, near Heathrow Airport, detains up to 396 migrants, including 27 women... [Read more of this review]
Insufficient Regard to Detention Rule 35 Process
£25,000 for Claimant’s Unlawful Detention –
IS, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 1623 (Admin) (11 July 2016)
1. In this claim for judicial review, the Claimant challenged the Defendant’s decisions on deportation, asylum and detention. Due to developments which have taken place... [Read more of this review]
QARN Annual Report 2016 – Steering Group
The Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network (QARN) is a network of Quakers across the UK who share a concern about the injustices that are practiced in our name, and a determination to bring about change for those who have been forced to seek asylum and to reach out with support for those who share our concern. QARN members hold discussions and share information... [Read more of this review]
The UK’s family reunion rules: striking the right balance?
Commons Library Analysis: The UK’s family reunion rules: striking the right balance? Published Thursday, June 23, 2016.
There are various different provisions for refugee family reunion in the UK. Campaigners are pressing the Government to extend these further, particularly in respect of children’s cases.
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MPs raise concerns on treatment of refugees and asylum seekers
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A group of MPs has made a series of recommendations calling on the Government to improve the support and protection it gives to asylum seekers and refugees.
In its latest commentary on the quarterly immigration statistics, the Home Affairs Select Committee make a number of criticisms of the way the Government is currently... [Read more of this review]
How to improve support and services for destitute migrants
Many migrants find themselves destitute in the UK with no means of supporting themselves, nowhere to sleep and no means to return home. Many have a case for staying in the UK but may struggle to prove it.
This report looks at:
who destitute migrants are and why they are destitute;
the services and support that is... [Read more of this review]
England’s forgotten refugees: Out of the fire and into the frying pan
Refugee Council: Josephine Basedow and Lisa Doyle May 2016
• The Government should introduce an integration support service for newly recognised refugees, flexible enough to ensure those facing specific barriers can be supported to access all services to which they are entitled. Whilst all refugees will not need the same level of... [Read more of this review]
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