General information - November 2020
Anti-Deportation News November 2020
When is a “False Document” Not a “False” Document?
How to Make Complaints Against the Home Office
Alarming Rise in Asylum Backlog Despite Fall in Applications
Jamaicans Who Came to UK as Children Will be Left off Deportation Flight
55 MPS Back Calls to Stop Deportation of Severely Autistic Man
Settled Status: Can I Apply if I am Not European?
Priti Patel Plans Pre-Christmas Mass Deportation Flight to Jamaica on 2nd December
Charles Unuane v. the United Kingdom Violation of Article 8
Paris Police In 'Shocking' Clash at Migrant Camp
Detention of Asylum Seekers Pending Extradition: How Lawful is it?
Pandemic Rules for Immigration Appeals Declared Unlawful
How Does Brexit Affect Irish Citizens in the UK?
EU Settlement Scheme Discriminates Against Women, Disabled and Other Groups
Home Office Accused of Cover-Up at Camp For Asylum Seekers
Cruelty Of UK Deportation Law Deemed ‘Unavoidable Price to Pay’
Man threatened With Deportation to Jamaica Says His Life is On the Line
Points-Based Immigration: Will the New System Cope?
Swiss Authorities Failed to Assess Risks for Gay Man’s Return to Gambia Violation of Article 3
Asylum Seekers Forced to Travel to Sign on With Home Office During Lockdown
Serious Self-Harm Incidents Surge 2,000% in Brook House Immigration Removal Centre
Judge Rules, Priti Patel Not Following Her Own Anti-Trafficking Policy
Challenge to the Home Office’s Policy of Conducting Abridged Asylum Screening Interviews
Are Some Ethnic Groups More Vulnerable to COVID-19 Than Others?
Immigration Judge Savaged by Upper Tribunal for Apparent Copy-and-Paste Judgment
Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - November 2020
“Compassionate” Home Office Targets Rough Sleepers, Again
What is the Immigration Health Surcharge?
What the New Points-Based Immigration System has in Store for UK Work Visas
Asylum-Seekers' 3p-a-Week Increase an Insult, Say Campaigners
Mercy Baguma's Son and his Father Granted UK Asylum
AJJ v HS Appeal Allowed: Would Not be Reasonable to Expect Children to Leave the United Kingdom
Building a Case Based on a Child’s Best Interests: Practical Tips
ND v HS: Appeal Allowed Not Safe to Return Ethnic Kurd to Iran
GK v HS: Appeal Allowed Not Safe to Return Appellant On Medical Grounds
Supreme Court Finds Treatment of Skilled Worker Unfair
Welcome Court of Appeal U-Turn on Ten-Year Lawful Residence Gaps
Asylum Seekers Sue UK Over Unlawful Detention
Nightmare on Asylum Street: His House, the Horror Film About the Migrant Crisis
Government Reduces Minimum Salary for Migrants to Settle in UK
What Should Reparations For Slavery Look Like?
English Channel Migrants 'Being Detained in Unfit Conditions'
Appeal Court Quashes UK Policy of Removing Migrants With Little Warning
Government to Define ‘Degrading Treatment’ in Law to Limit Deportation Challenges
New Legislation Eases Rules For Vulnerable EU Citizens
Migrants Organising - Acting for Justice
When is it Too Harsh to Separate a Child From Their Parent?
It Just Got Even More Difficult for EU Nationals to get British Citizenship
When Will There be Unlawful Detention Under the Detained Fast Track System?
Revealed: the Squalor Inside Ex-MoD Camps Being Used to House Refugees
Home Office Evicting Asylum Seekers in Areas With Local Lockdowns In Breach Of Its Own Guidance
Woman Wins UK Legal Fight Over Unlawful Deportation to Uganda
From Covid19 to Black Lives Matter – Confronting Trump & Johnson's Racist Offensive
Migrants Responsible for Growth in Top Incomes and Taxes in the UK
Mandatory Self-Isolation Law Overlooks Vulnerable Migrants
EU Deportation Protections Continue After Brexit
EU Settled Scheme: Can We Trust The Official Statistics?
Important legal Update - Possession Proceedings Evictions of Failed Asylum Seeker
End of the Tier 2 Cooling-Off Period is on the Horizon
Information Commissioner Orders Home Office to Disclose Data to ‘No-Deportations’
Immigration Health Surcharge Increase to £624 delayed
My Voice, Our Equal future" - International Day of the Girl 2020
Guardian View on Asylum Policy: Nasty, Brutish and Wrong
EDM 973: Justice for Osime Brown - Deportation No Way
Roma People Left Without Support and at Risk of Exploitation Due to Digital-Only Status
Asylum Seeker Slashed his Wrists as 'Distressed' Migrants Deported on Home Office Charter Flight
Court of Appeal Backs Judge Who Ordered Asylum Seeker Brought Back to the UK
Immigration Health Surcharge Rises to £624 from 27 October 2020
Albanian Asylum Claims: Making a Difference
Legal Articles - UK - Commons/Lords -
ECtHR/European Union -
What is the UK Ancestry Visa?
Comment: as Domestic Abuse Rises, the Police Are Still Betraying Migrant Victims
Court of Appeal Confirms Change of Course in Deportation Appeals
Asylum Seekers Exposed to Virus Risk on Removal Flight as Staff Ditch Covid Precautions
Windrush Migrants Wrongly Barred From the UK Despite Having Indefinite Leave to Remain
Applying for Settled and Pre-Settled Status Requires Genuine Residence
Briefing: What is the English Language Requirement?
Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - November 2020
Deteriorated Situations: Mali, Mozambique, Côte d’Ivoire, Belarus, Bolivia, Colombia, Lebanon
Conflict Risk Alerts: Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Ukraine, Iran
Resolution Opportunities: None
The latest edition of Crisis Group’s monthly conflict tracker highlights deteriorations in August in seven countries – the majority of them in Africa and Latin America – as well as improved situations in Sudan, Ukraine and Guyana. In Mali, a military coup forced President Keïta to resign after months of mass protests. The transition ushers in a period of uncertainty, with military leaders advancing a three-year timeline to return to civilian rule. In Colombia, the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to a dramatic rise in violence as armed groups, which seek to exploit the health crisis to extend control over territories and attract new recruits, launched a series of attacks against civilians, leaving dozens dead. A massive explosion in Lebanon’s capital Beirut, which killed at least 190 people, fuelled violent anti-government protests and prompted Prime Minister Diab’s government to resign.
September, CrisisWatch warns of four conflict risks: Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea could face major pre-electoral violence as both countries head to the polls in October. With announcements in August that both President Ouattara and President Condé will likely run for a controversial third term, tensions are running high. In Eastern Ukraine, while the Donbas ceasefire largely held in August, Donetsk’s de facto leadership threatened a new escalation. Meanwhile, U.S. pressure to reimpose all pre-nuclear deal sanctions on Iran by 20 September risks significantly escalating tensions.
Read more: International Crisis Group, https://is.gd/JVNDCr
Essential Tools for - Asylum
Seekers - Un-Documented
Charter Flights January 2016 Through December 2019
US Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices –
the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally
recognized individual, civil, political, and worker
rights, as set forth in the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights and other
international agreements. https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/
See also US: International
Religious Freedom Reports; Trafficking-in-Person
Treaty Reports; Universal
Period Review; and the Advancing
Freedom and Democracy Reports.
of the World’s Human Rights - Amnesty International
Protection Manual- as of January 2018
World Report 2018: Demagogues Threaten Human Right