General information December 2017

Anti-Deportation Campaigns  - 

Urgent: Stop the Removal of Lazia Nabbanja (A Lesbian Woman) To Uganda

Keep Boxer Kelvin Bilal Fawaz in the UK

Anti-Deportation News 

Asylum Offices 'In a Constant State of Crisis', Say Whistleblowers

Somalis Were Shackled for Nearly 48 Hours on Failed US Deportation Flight

Home Office Urged to Stop ‘Harmful’ Immigration Checks on Bank Accounts

E-Petition: Enslavement of Black Africans (Libya) – Reaches 265,272 Signatures

Council of Europe: Statement on International Migrants Day

Urge Your MP to Help Reunite Refugee Families

Ombudsman Called in After Death of 12th Immigration Detainee

EU Leaders Complicit in Torture of Refugees and Migrants

UN Bid to Improve Migrant, Refugee Response Flounders

Humanitarian Data Breaches: The Real Scandal is Our Collective Inaction

Dramatic Decline in Access to Legal Help for Immigration Detainees

German Pilots Ground 222 Flights After Refusing to Deport Asylum Seekers

DR Congo Displacement Crisis 'Worse Than Middle East'

'Unlawful' Immigration Clause Could Destroy Data Rights

British Grandparents? You Could be Eligible for a British Visa

Donald Trump Pulls US Out of UN Global Compact on Migration

Doctors Tell Home Office to Scrap Immigration Removal Centres

European Union Gives Home Office £100 Million to Spend on Deportations

Daisy and the £4 Billion Asylum Housing Contracts

Asylum Seekers Waiting Longer Rises 27% Despite Drop in Applications

Injustice in Immigration Detention

Legal Articles - UK - Commons/Lords  - ECtHR/European Union

Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order: Restrictions on Travel

EU Citizen - Self-Employed Person Absence of Work

Simplification of Immigration Legislation Law

Home Office Must Notify You of Your Visa Restriction for Them to Count

Self-Sufficiency and Right of Residence in the UK

EEA Rough Sleepers – Deportation Orders Quashed

Challenge to Legality of Dublin Significant Risk of Absconding Regulations 2017

ILPA Briefing Paper - Who Will Remain After Brexit?

Judgment in Case C-636/16 / Wilber López Pastuzano v Delegación del Gobierno en Navarra

British Grandparents? You Could be Eligible for a British Visa

CPIN: South Africa: Background Information, Including Actors of Protection and Internal Relocation

Early Day Motion 676: Slave Trade In Libya

Asylum Research Consultancy (ARC) COI Update Vol. 161

Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - December 2017

Deteriorated Situations in November: Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Cambodia, Honduras, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt.

Outlook for December 2017

Conflict Risk Alerts: Honduras, Yemen, Egypt

Resolution Opportunities: None

Yemen’s conflict escalated further, fuelling regional volatility and tensions. Following the launch by Huthi rebels of a ballistic missile at Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, Saudi forces increased airstrikes in Yemen and tightened their blockade. The missile strike came just after Saudi’s King Salman initiated mass arrests of senior figures on corruption charges. Egypt faced its worst terror attack and a hard-fisted response by security forces could lead to more bloodshed in December. In Africa, violence escalated in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions and Nigeria, while in Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 37-year rule ended with a military coup. Sharply contested electoral results in Honduras triggered mass protests, while Cambodia’s opposition party was banned ahead of general elections next year. In a positive move, leaders from Moldova and its breakaway region Transdniestria made progress towards reaching a settlement.

Read more: International Crisis Watch,

Important Tools for Anti-Deportation Campaigners

Essential Resource for all Anti-Deportation Campaigns - US Country Reports

Family Reunion in the United Kingdom (UK) - UNHCR Briefing Paper

*Detention Services Orders For Home Office Officials*

HRW World Report 2017: Demagogues Threaten Human Rights

Useful Reports/Current Immigration Statistics

Self-Harm January through December 2016

Self-Harm January through December 2015

Self-Harm January through December 2014

Immigration Statistics Q3 July/August/September 2017

Immigration Statistics Q2 April/May June 2017

Immigration Statistics Q1 January/February/March 2017

30 Deaths Across the UK Detention Estate - Suicide/Murder/Undetermined ----

Number of Individuals Recorded as Refusing Meals in Immigration Removal Centres