General information - December 2018

Statistical Data: Deportation/Immigration Detention/Asylum Q3 20181)

Anti-Deportation Campaigns  - December 2018

Home Office Guilty of Harm, Not Us: Stansted 15 Respond to Guilty Verdict

Anti-Deportation News  - December 2018

Migrants Who Return to Country of Birth Significantly Higher Than First Thought

UK and German Immigration: A Tale of Two Very Different Laws

Home Office Criticised  for Deleting Records on Death Of Detainee

Trafficking Victim Wins £30,000 Payout From Home Office After Wrongful Detention

Court Challenge to Hostile Environment Tenancy Scheme Begins

Police Face First ‘Super-Complaint’ Over Immigration Referrals

Hundreds of Trafficked Children ‘Lost’ by Local Authorities

Stansted Activists Cannot Use Defence of Acting for Human Rights, Says Judge

The Seven Year Rule

Asylum Seekers 'Too Afraid' to Seek NHS Care

Civil Rights 'Under Serious Attack' Across The Globe

Immigration Detainee Killed Himself After Self-Harming

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

Immigration: Unaccompanied Children - Date Criterion Removed

Support for Absconders and Others Who Have Withdrawn Their Asylum Claims

Asylum Research Consultancy (ARC) COI Update Vol. 184

Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - December 2018

Deteriorated Situations: Burkina Faso. Niger, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Somalia, Somaliland, Mozambique, Guinea, Nigeria, Kosovo, Ukraine, Haiti

Conflict Risk Alerts: Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, Yemen.

Improved Situations: None

In November, Yemen’s brutal war continued to threaten its people with famine, while talks planned for early December offer a glimmer of hope for reprieve. Boko Haram’s insurgency in north east Nigeria gained intensity, as suspected jihadist groups stepped up attacks in Burkina Faso’s north and east and across the border in south west Niger, and in Mozambique’s far north. In Somalia, Al-Shabaab upped its campaign of violence, while territorial clashes flared between the country’s semi-autonomous Puntland region and Somaliland. In the Central African Republic, fighting between armed groups and violence targeting civilians and peacekeepers surged, and clashes erupted in northern Chad. Fears grew over possible violence around upcoming elections in DR Congo, and troops from neighbouring Burundi attacked a Congo-based Burundian rebel group. Protests turned violent in Haiti and Guinea, while in Bangladesh, election-related violence could increase in coming weeks. In Europe, relations deteriorated between Kosovo and Serbia, while further east tensions spiked following an incident involving Russian and Ukrainian naval vessels in the Azov Sea.

Source: International Crisis Group,

Essential Tools for Asylum Seekers/Un-DocumentedMigrants/Immigrants/Anti-Deportation Campaigners 2018

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.

See also US: International Religious Freedom ReportsTrafficking-in-Person ReportsU.S. Treaty ReportsUniversal Period Review; and the Advancing Freedom and Democracy Reports.

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

UNHCR Protection Manual- as of January 2018

HRW World Report 2018: Demagogues Threaten Human Right

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