RECOMMENDED PRINCIPLES and GUIDELINES on HUMAN RIGHTS at INTERNATIONAL BORDERS
OHCHR: RECOMMENDED PRINCIPLES and GUIDELINES on HUMAN RIGHTS at INTERNATIONAL BORDERS.
Preface: OHCHR’s Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights at International Borders contains three recommended principles, all of which are derived from international human rights law and establish the obligation of States to protect, respect and fulfil... [Read more of this review]
10 years of Medical Justice
FY2015 Annual Report : 1st Feb 2014 – 31st Jan 2015
Including reflection on the last 10 years : 2005 – 2015
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Highlights of the last 10 years campaigning for medical justice ;
* Volunteer doctor visits detainee on hunger-strike in Harmondsworth IRC
* First campaign meeting held in Hyde Park [Read more... [Read more of this review]
JRF: How to improve support and services for destitute migrants
Action is urgently needed to help destitute migrants
Many migrants in Britain who find themselves with no support or ability to return home face destitution; they are not allowed to work, have no access to benefits and in only a few cases get emergency help. Many of them have a case to stay in the UK but cannot quickly prove it.... [Read more of this review]
How many asylum seekers are really coming to the UK as European migrant crisis continues
Independent: Only four per cent of first-time asylum applications across Europe in the first quarter of this year were lodged in the UK
LIZZIE DEARDEN: Saturday 08 August 2015
Despite panic about the “swarms” of migrants supposedly trying to reach British shores from Calais, only four per cent of Europe’s asylum seekers... [Read more of this review]
FOI on Rule 35 in first quarter 2015: With thanks to No Deportations
An FOI on the number of Rule 35 reports made by a Medical Practitioner to the Home Office in the first quarter of 2015 has been published. In total, between January and March 2015, 25 reports were made, relating to 24 individuals. A
s a consequence of these reports 12 people were... [Read more of this review]
Can the UK opt-out of mandatory EU refugee quotas?
EU Law Analysis, May 2015: In two days’ time (Wednesday May 13th), the EU Commission is due to present a communication on a new EU immigration and asylum agenda. I’ll look at this agenda in detail later, but one key issue calls for comment already: will the UK have an opt-out from mandatory refugee quotas?
Part of the Commission paper has been... [Read more of this review]
Amnesty International investigates gap in EU search and rescue since the end of Mare Nostrum.
In a new report ‘Europe’s Sinking Shame. The Failure to Save Refugees and Migrants at Sea’,Amnesty International analyses the gap in search and rescue operations in the central Mediterranean following the end of Italy’s search and rescue operation Mare Nostrum.
Amnesty’s investigation on three accidents occurred between January and March... [Read more of this review]
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