General information - April 2018

Nearly 50% of UK Immigration and Asylum Decisions Are Overturned

Meet the Lesbian Asylum Seekers Battling the UK’s ‘Hostile and Homophobic’ Immigration System

Early Day Motion 1182: Independent Review of Home Office Immigration Policy and Practice

Early Day Motion 1193: 20th Anniversary Of Refugee Week

Barly Koyangbwa Belongs to Manchester

Information for Commonwealth Citizens (Known as ‘Windrush’ Cases)

Government Thwarted in Second Bid to Deport Opelo Kgari

UK Removed Legal Protection For Windrush Immigrants In 2014

Stansted 15 Who Stopped a Charter Flight – Need Your Help

Help For Stateless People in the UK

New Immigration and Nationality Fees in Force From 6 April 2018

Citizens’ Rights Under New UK-EU Draft Withdrawal Agreement

Anti-Deportation Campaigns  - April 2018

Anti-Deportation News  - April 2018

High Court Blocks Amber Rudd Attempt to Deport Witness

Home Office Conduct Results in an Award of Indemnity Costs

Early Day Motion 1206: Human Rights In The Philippines

Law Society Warns Of ‘Serious Flaws’ In UK Immigration System

Home Office Faces Court Action Over Asylum Children

Torture Victims Eligible For Subsidiary Protection if Facing Intentional Deprivation of Health Care

Early Day Motion 1189: Anglophone Crisis In Cameroon

We Need Human Security, Not Humanitarian Intervention

The Condemned - Women and Children Isolated, Trapped and Exploited in Iraq

Early Day Motion 1163: Violence Against Protestors In Gaza

Court’s Strict Approach to FGM Imposes 16 Year Travel Ban

Caribbean Nations Demand Solution to 'Illegal Immigrants' Anomaly

From Land Day to the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, Palestinians Have Plenty to Protest

Woman Accused of Faking Illness to Avoid UK Deportation Died Five Days Later

Man Living in UK For 56 Years Loses Job Over Immigration Papers

Rights Groups Decry Theresa May's 'Hostile Environment' Immigration Policy

Young Asylum Seekers ‘Face Blanket Study Ban’

Zambrano Revisited by the Court Of Appeal

UK Migration Rules Make Children Homeless

Mothers and Children Unlawfully Housed in Sheffield B&Bs For Years

Home Office Letter Nudges Asylum Seekers to Return Home

Trump Vents Anger on Immigrant Programme

Counting Wars and Arms Deals

New Immigration Statistics Released For Year Ending September 2017

Legal Articles - UK - Commons/Lords  - ECtHR/European Union - April 2018

Enhanced Protection Against Expulsion: Person Concerned Must Have a Right of Permanent Residence

AS (Safety of Kabul) Afghanistan CG [2018] UKUT 00118 (IAC)

 An unaccompanied minor who attains the age of majority during the asylum procedure retains their right to family unification

An Overview of Immigration Bail and Detention

When a EU Citizen Returns to his Member State Of Origin With A Non-EU Partner

Appeal Court Rules Applicant Must be In the Country When Granted Asylum

Use Of “Unfair” Evidence In Immigration Cases

New Immigration and Nationality Fees in Force From 6 April 2018

Citizens’ Rights Under New UK-EU Draft Withdrawal Agreement

CPIN: Somalia: Women Fearing Gender-Based Violence

CPIN Afghanistan: Unaccompanied Children

CPIN Sri Lanka: Minority Religious Groups

CPIN Vietnam: Ethnic and Religious Groups

Asylum Research Consultancy (ARC) COI Update Vol. 169

Asylum Research Consultancy (ARC) COI Update Vol. 168

Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - April 2018

Deteriorated Situations: Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigeria, Taiwan Strait, Sri Lanka, Kosovo, Turkmenistan, Israel/Palestine

Improved Situations: None

Conflict Risk Alerts for April: Israel/Palestine

March saw Israeli forces respond with deadly force to the largest Palestinian marches in years at the Gaza-Israel border fence, killing fifteen protesters in one day. Violent confrontations risk increasing in the coming weeks, as protests continue in the lead-up to Palestinians’ commemoration of their expulsion from Israel. Sri Lanka faced its worst outbreak of anti-Muslim violence since 2014, while tensions flared between Kosovo and Serbia, and Turkmenistan saw protests over food shortages. In West Africa, jihadists launched their best organised and most sustained attacks yet on Burkina Faso’s capital, and central Mali, on top of ongoing jihadist violence, witnessed a rise in attacks between Fulani and Dogon communities. In Nigeria, the Boko Haram insurgency, herder-farmer killings and rural banditry together pushed the monthly death toll to at least 300. On a positive note, surprise talks between Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga created an opening for dialogue and political reform. In North East Asia, tensions increased between Taiwan and China, while on the Korean peninsula an inter-Korean summit in late April and planned talks between U.S. President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in May offer an opportunity to make progress on security issues.

Read more: International Crisis Group,

Essential Tools for Migrants/Immigrants/Anti-Deportation Campaigners 2018

State of the World’s Human Rights - Amnesty International Report 2017/18

UNHCR Protection Manual- as of January 2018

HRW World Report 2017: Demagogues Threaten Human Right

Current Immigration Statistics

Self-Harm In Immigration Detention 2017

Number of Persons Recorded as Refusing Meals in IRCs 2017

Immigration Statistics Q4 October/November/December 2017

Immigration Statistics Q3 July/August/September 2017

Immigration Statistics Q2 April/May June 2017

Immigration Statistics Q1 January/February/March 2017

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