General information - February 2018

Anti-Deportation Campaigns  - February 2018

Anti-Deportation News  - February 2018

Immigration: Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS)

Women In Yarl's Wood IRC On Hunger Strike Over 'Inhumane' Conditions

How Much Notice areFailed Asylum Seekers Given to Leave The UK

Home Office Contractors ‘Cuffed Detained Migrants’ Inside Coach On Fire

UK Under Pressure Over Afghan Asylum Seekers Amid Civilian Deaths

Massive Data Gaps Leave Refugee, Migrant and Displaced Children In Danger

Early Day Motion 916: Capita and the Privatisation Of Public Services

Health Charge for Temporary Migrants Will Increase to £400 a Year

Future of Bail Addresses For Immigration Detainees In Doubt

Early Day Motion 905: International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers

More Than £500m Spent on UK Immigration Detention Over Four Years

Growing Number of Refugees and Asylum Seekers Falling Into Poverty in Britain

Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) – Finally In Force

Asylum Seekers Win Case Over Smoking In Immigration Detention Centres

Man With Mental Health Issues Who Sewed His Lips Together Being 'Unlawfully' Held In Detention

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

Interim Operational Guidance: Discretionary leave for Victims of Modern Slavery

Undocumented Migrants: Children: Written Question - HL5373

Rights of EU Citizens Resident in the UK – Parliamentary Statement

SM (Algeria) (Appellant) v Entry Clearance Officer

Mohammed Hussein, and Muhammad Rahman  – Handed Down Judgment

Potential Loophole in UK Immigration Law Due to ‘Good Friday Agreement’

SSHD ‘Trafficking’:  Relevant Policy Guidance Unlawful

Permanent Residency for EEA and Swiss Nationals and Their Family Members

Registration as a British Citizen For People Born Abroad to British Mothers Between 1949 and 1983

New UK Data Protection Rules and Their Effect on Immigrants

Victims of Domestic Violence - Updated Guidance From Home Office

Evidential Flexibility in the Court of Appeal

Domestic Jurisprudence – Credibility, Burden Of Proof, Obligation To Assess

Asylum Research Consultancy (ARC) COI Update Vol. 165

Asylum Research Consultancy (ARC) COI Update Vol. 164

CPIN Bangladesh: Women Fearing Gender Based Violence

CPIN Bangladesh: Opposition to the Government

CPIN Albania: Women Fearing Domestic Abuse

CPIN Iran: Fear of Punishment for Crimes Committed In Other Countries ('Double Jeopardy' or Re-Prosecution)

CPIN Turkey: Gülenist Movement

CPIN Eritrea: Religious Groups

CPIN Iran: Background Information, Including Actors Of Protection and Internal Relocation

CPIN Kenya: Background Information, Including Actors of Protection And Internal Relocation

Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - February 2018

Deteriorated Situations: Somaliland, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Colombia, Venezuela, Syria, Yemen

Conflict Risk Alerts for February: Somaliland, Afghanistan, Syria

Resolution Opportunities for February: None

January saw violence rise in Afghanistan, likely to continue in February as conflict parties compete to gain the upper hand ahead of spring offensives. Clashes look set to escalate in north-west Syria, with the regime ramping up its push against rebels and Turkey launching an assault on Kurdish-held Afrin. In Yemen, southern separatists fought government forces, their erstwhile allies, to take control of Aden city in the south. In West Africa, both Mali and Niger experienced a rise in jihadist violence, in Nigeria deadly attacks between herders and farmers spiralled, and Equatorial Guinea said it had thwarted an attempted coup. In the Horn of Africa, Somaliland troops clashed with neighbouring Puntland’s forces and both sides looked to be preparing for more hostilities. In Colombia, peace talks between the government and the National Liberation Army were suspended following a spate of guerrilla attacks. The Venezuelan government’s announcement of early elections sparked a crisis of confidence in talks with the opposition. Meanwhile, peace talks between North and South Korea provide an opportunity for de-escalation, however the threat of war on the peninsula is higher now than at any time in recent history.

Source: International Crisis Group:

Important Tools for Anti-Deportation Campaigners

UNHCR Protection Manual- as of January 2018

Application of the 1951 Convention to Stateless Persons

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 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 ----

Number of Individuals Recorded as Refusing Meals in Immigration Removal Centres