General information - May 2018

Europe’s Duty to Internally Displaced Persons

Government U-Turn Over Anti-Terror Law Used to Deport Migrants

Rodents, Bedbugs, Mould: UK Asylum Housing Still a Hostile Environment

NHS No Longer Required to Share Immigration Data With Home Office

Victims Faced With Risk Of Deportation After Reporting Crimes To Police

Former Immigration Detainees Can Seek Public Inquiry Over Abuse Claims

Early Day Motion 1294: Gaza UNHRC Commission of Inquiry Into Violations of International Law  

Proposed Changes to Data Rules Could Threaten Immigration Status of Thousands

Germany to Roll Out Mass Holding Centres For Asylum Seekers

Home Office Faces Pressure Over Deportation of Highly Skilled Migrants

Excessive Restraint Used On Asylum Seekers on Forced Charter Flight

Are Home Office Staff Paid Bonuses for Deporting Undocumented Migrants?

NHS Will No Longer Have to Share Immigrants' Data With Home Office

Women: The Hidden Face of War

Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis: How the Catholic Church Can Promote Dialogue

Crisis Group’s Early-Warning Watch List 2018

Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis: How the Catholic Church Can Promote Dialogue

UK Backs Down Over Afghan Interpreters' Immigration Fees

Brook House IRC: Use of Force Against Immigration Detainees More Than Doubles in a Year

NHS Bosses Warn That Doctor Shortages Are Due to Immigration Rules

Early Day Motion 1234: Bangladesh, Chittagong Hill Tracts

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

Applying for British Citizenship: Common and Avoidable Reasons for Refusal

New Guidance on Implementation of Immigration Bail Published for Judges

Home Office Revises Guidance On Study Restrictions For Immigration Bail

Seriously Ill People at Risk of Removal Must Exhaust All National Remedies Before Applying to ECHR

Asylum Research Consultancy (ARC) COI Update Vol. 171

Asylum Research Consultancy (ARC) COI Update Vol. 170

Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - May 2018

Deteriorated Situations: Central African Republic, Somalia, Nigeria, Taiwan Strait, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Nicaragua, Israel/Palestine, Yemen, Libya

Conflict Risk Alerts: Burundi, Central African Republic, Israel/Palestine, Yemen

Resolution Opportunities: None

April saw the conflict in Yemen intensify, with both the Saudi-led coalition and Huthi forces increasing attacks – fuelling risks of further escalation in May. At the Gaza-Israel border, Israeli forces continued to push back Palestinian protesters with deadly force; with larger protests expected in May, casualties could rise. Eastern Libya's strongman fell ill, prompting fears of further political and military splits. In Afghanistan, the Taliban stepped up attacks, while Kashmir saw deadly clashes and protests. Dozens were killed amid anti-government protests in Nicaragua. In Nigeria, rising violence – especially between herders and farmers – left nearly 500 dead. Burundi could see more political violence around its 17 May constitutional referendum, and a flare-up in attacks by armed groups in the Central African Republic could provoke worse bloodshed in coming weeks. The United Arab Emirates’ withdrawal from Somalia led to clashes between army factions there. On a positive note, Ethiopia’s new prime minister took steps to mitigate ethnic tensions. In North East Asia, tensions escalated across the Taiwan Strait, while China-Japan relations continued to improve, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon pledged to seek “complete denuclearisation” of the peninsula.

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 ----