Featured

Quakers: Sanctuary Everywhere Manifesto – challenging the ‘hostile environment’

Drawing of a woman, man, child and baby.Challenging immigration policies 5.12.2017

Britain’s Quakers are pledging to challenge immigration policies. The position takes a stand against the scandal of indefinite immigration detention, pledges support for ‘new, peaceful, safer routes of migration’, and opposes the possibility of unjust deportations and forced removals.

Continue reading “Quakers: Sanctuary Everywhere Manifesto – challenging the ‘hostile environment’”

Campaigning for the Right to Work for People Seeking Asylum

Asylum Matters: 16.10.2018: Join us in Campaigning for the Right to Work for People Seeking Asylum
Asylum Matters has come together today with more than 80 charities, think tanks, faith groups, businesses and trade unions to launch the ‘Lift the Ban’ campaign calling on the Government to grant the right to work to people seeking asylum.

Continue reading “Campaigning for the Right to Work for People Seeking Asylum”

Revealed: sick, tortured immigrants locked up for months in Britain

Guardian: Revealed: sick, tortured immigrants locked up for months in Britain by  and 

Investigation suggests hundreds of vulnerable people are detained indefinitely

An unprecedented snapshot of migrants held in British detention centres found more than half of the sample were either suicidal, seriously ill or victims of torture, a Guardian investigation has established. Continue reading “Revealed: sick, tortured immigrants locked up for months in Britain”

Italian-flagged migrant rescue boat defies anti immigration minister

Vessel Mare Jonio sets out towards Libya despite Matteo Salvini clampdown on rescued migrants entering Italian ports

The first non-military, Italian-flagged, rescue boat to operate in the Mediterranean since the migration crisis began has left for waters off Libya, in a direct challenge to Italy’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini. …

 

UK asylum seekers may have been detained unlawfully, rules court

6.10.2018 Guardian: UK asylum seekers may have been detained unlawfully, rules court

Detainees cannot be held indefinitely before transfer overseas, says court of appeal

Thousands of people may have been unlawfully held in immigration removal centres in recent years, the court of appeal has ruled. Continue reading “UK asylum seekers may have been detained unlawfully, rules court”

QCEA Anti-Migrant Hate Speech report

September 2018: The report in full here http://www.qcea.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Hate-Speech-Report_final.pdf

Recommendations: 

Governments: 
• Adopt and effectively implement relevant legislation that includes preventive and punitive action to combat incitement to hatred, while making sure that restrictions to freedom of expression are legal, proportional and necessary. Continue reading “QCEA Anti-Migrant Hate Speech report”

QCEA Child Immigration Detention in Europe

Here is a link to QCEA’s Sept 2018 report Child Immigration Detention in Europe: http://www.qcea.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/CID-report_2018.pdfExecutive summary:

This report explores aspects of child immigration detention in Europe. After briefly describing the legal framework and standards at international and European level, the report gives an overview of the situation in Europe by addressing three main questions:
• How many children are detained in the context of migration?
• What laws and policies regulate the practice?
• What are the existing alternatives to child immigration detention? Continue reading “QCEA Child Immigration Detention in Europe”

QUNO: The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

QUNO Geneva Reporter: Flawed diamond, not flawless pebble:
The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

This July, the United Nations (UN) concluded negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). We asked Laurel Townhead, our Representative for Human Rights & Refugees, to share her perspective on the landmark agreement. Read more:

http://quno.org/sites/default/files/timeline/files/2018/QUNO%20Geneva%20Reporter_August%202018.pdf