General information - February 2019

Immigration Statistics Q4 2018 Deportations Down 20%, Detention Down 30%. Grants of Asylum up 8%

Anti-Deportation Campaigns  - February 2019

Free Victor Mujakachi – Appeal for Your Support from Assist Sheffield

'Frail' Edinburgh Couple Granted Leave to Stay In UK

Home Office Refuses to Let Great-Grandparents Remain In UK

Reinstate Explo Nani-Kofi’s Indefinite Leave to Remain

Anti-Deportation News  - February 2019

Briefing: Statutory Considerations In Human Rights Appeals

Former British Child Migrants: Payment Scheme

Immigration Check Outcry Sees Officers Removed by Councils

Jamaican High Commissioner Calls for Halt to Deportations From UK

Asylum Seekers - Permission to Work

Cost of Care for Asylum-Seeking Children ‘Doubles in Four Years

Born in the UK or a Qualifying Territory Before 1983? You Could be British

Swedish Student Fined For Anti-Deportation Protest That Went Viral

Asylum Requests in Europe Back to Pre-Crisis Levels

Detained Migrants Swindled Out Of £27 Million In Wages 

G4S Faces Prosecution Over Smoking At Immigration Detention Centre

Rules Toughen For People Seeking Citizenship With New English Language Requirements

Just 6% O of Vulnerable Detainees Released From UK Immigration Centres

Legal Articles - UK - Commons/Lords  - ECtHR/European Union - February 2019

Settlement in the UK After 10 Years: An Overview

How Can Britons Serving Sentences Overseas Transfer to a UK Prison?

Briefing: Statutory Considerations in Human Rights Appeals

Dubs Amendment: Home Office Unlawfully Failed to Publish Policy and Breached its Duty of Candour 

Children's Rights to British Citizenship Blocked by Good Character Requirement

UK Immigration Health Surcharge Doubles

British Nationality by Descent

Children of Single Parents and Sole Responsibility

EDM 1952  EU Citizens' Rights and the Settled Status Scheme

New First-Tier Tribunal Guidance  on Awarding Costs For Unreasonable Behaviour

Asylum Research Consultancy (ARC) COI Update Vol. 188

Asylum Research Consultancy (ARC) COI Update Vol. 187

Asylum Research Consultancy (ARC) COI Update Vol. 186

Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - February 2019

Deteriorated Situations: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, ,Sudan, Nigeria, Togo, Bangladesh, IndonesiaNicaragua, Syria, Libya

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

Improved Situations: Sri Lanka, Yemen

In December, deadly clashes punctuated the weeks leading up to general elections in both DR Congo and Bangladesh, and disputes over the results could trigger more bloodshed in January. Nigeria suffered a high rate of insurgent attacks and a rise in violent crime in its northern regions ahead of elections in February-March. In Sudan and Togo, security forces clamped down on anti-government protests, and Burundi further isolated itself from its neighbours. In Nicaragua, the political situation remained tense amid growing government attacks on NGOs and journalists, and in Indonesia, ?a West Papua pro-independence armed group launched a ?deadly ?attack in Papua. In Yemen, a ceasefire agreement offered a glimmer of hope; new UN-led talks in January could lead to wider de-escalation, but if they fail the battle for Hodeida could resume. President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would withdraw its troops from Syria upset a fragile balance of forces in the north east, and in Libya, tensions rose after ISIS attacked the foreign ministry. Sri Lanka’s President Sirisena reappointed the deposed Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, signalling an end to the constitutional and political crisis that had shaken the country.

Source: International Crisis Group,

Essential Tools for Asylum Seekers/Un-DocumentedMigrants/Immigrants/Anti-Deportation Campaigners 2019

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