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]
Migrant Detention in the European Union: A thriving Business
Conclusion: Under the guise of “mass” migration, the EU and its Member States are continuously strengthening their systems to deprive migrant populations of their liberty. Emblematic of European policy for the exclusion of foreign nationals, migrant detention facilities offer fertile ground for human rights violations. The acts of resistance and... [Read more of this review]
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]
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