News

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... 

Home Office block on Afghan and Eritrean teen refugees ‘a disgrace’ Home Office block on Afghan and Eritrean teen refugees ‘a disgrace’

‘Dubs eligibility rules’ restricting child migrant entry to UK by age and nationality slammed by shadow home affairs minister. The Home Office has... 

Migrant Detention in the European Union: A thriving Business 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... 

Association of Directors of Children’s Services: Support for unaccompanied children Association of Directors of Children’s Services: Support for unaccompanied children

FAQ General Q. What is the definition of an unaccompanied asylum seeking child? The definition of an unaccompanied asylum seeking child (UASC) is set out in the... 

First of the huge court fee increases come into force First of the huge court fee increases come into force

It may not surprise you to learn that, following a public consultation over the proposed hike in immigration and asylum court fees during which lawyers, NGOs and... 

Without Detention: Opportunities for Alternatives Without Detention: Opportunities for Alternatives

In September, Detention Action issued a new report, Without Detention: Opportunities for Alternatives, which outlines how the use of detention could be avoided through... 

Bring Children to Safety from Camps Bring Children to Safety from Camps

Campaigning to Protect Refugee Children Time for action – the UK Government must deliver on its refugee children commitment now “Once in... 

Dungavel immigration detention centre to close Dungavel immigration detention centre to close

8 September 2016: The controversial Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre in Lanarkshire is to be closed, the Home Office has announced. The centre, near Strathaven,... 

REFUGEE CRISIS:  Faith Leaders’ Open Letter to the Prime Minister REFUGEE CRISIS: Faith Leaders’ Open Letter to the Prime Minister

Paul Parker @RCquaker: 224 faith leaders launch http://www.interfaithrefugeeinitiative.org . @BritishQuakers are signatories. … 12 September 2016:... 

Refugees Welcome – Invitation for 6 October 2016 Refugees Welcome – Invitation for 6 October 2016

I would like to invite you and your members, clients, supporters, members to join us in a march and rally to send a message to our government – ahead... 

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What you can do

#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... 

Sanctuary in Parliament: 29 November 2016 Sanctuary in Parliament: 29 November 2016

Date: 29 Nov 2016       Time: 12:00 – 15:30 Venue: Committee Room 14 Westminster, London SW1A 0AA Bookings are now open for the third Sanctuary in Parliament... 

What does love call you to do? What does love call you to do?

Quakers questionnaire: You may like to use this document to find out what your Meeting is doing: asylum-questionnaire-oct-2016: A survey of ** Friends’ and... 

Draft letter from Q Meeting to your MP re: children Draft letter from Q Meeting to your MP re: children

Dear [MP’s names], I am writing to you on behalf of [name of meeting] Quaker Meeting as the MPs who in your different constituencies represent the members... 

Crowd Funding request by JCWI Crowd Funding request by JCWI

Challenge to the five-fold increase to Immigration Tribunal fees By Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants The Government is raising immigration and asylum... 

What does detention mean to you? What does detention mean to you?

By Lisa Matthews, Coordinator at Right to Remain: Unlocking Detention 2016 started today (Monday 10 October), and runs until 18 December.  There are so many ways... 

Free Webinars on Asylum Support Free Webinars on Asylum Support

The Asylum Support Appeals Project (ASAP) is offering Free Webinars on Asylum Support October 2016 on  31 October 2016 from 2:00pm-3:30pm  This introductory-level... 

Bring Children to Safety from Camps Bring Children to Safety from Camps

Campaigning to Protect Refugee Children Time for action – the UK Government must deliver on its refugee children commitment now “Once in... 

QARN Conference: Forced Migration: how can Quakers Respond? QARN Conference: Forced Migration: how can Quakers Respond?

The Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network Conference run in partnership with Woodbrooke, the Quaker Council for European Affairs, and Quaker Peace and Social Witness: http://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/courses.php?action=course&id=11305 Friday... 

Liberty: Child Refugees Liberty: Child Refugees

In May our MPs made a promise. Under huge public pressure, and the watchful eye of the House of Lords, the Government pledged in Parliament to protect unaccompanied... 

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Reports

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]

Migrant Detention in the European Union: A thriving Business 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’ 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 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 [2016] 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 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? 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. Jump to full report >> UK... [Read more of this review]

MPs raise concerns on treatment of refugees and asylum seekers MPs raise concerns on treatment of refugees and asylum seekers

Write to your MP about this … 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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