General information - August 2020     

Anti-Deportation News  August 2020

Asylum-Seeker Deportation Flight Halted by Legal Challenge

Decision Not to Allow Somalian Man to Make Fresh Asylum Application Quashed

Call For 'good Character' Requirement In Irish Citizenship Laws to be Clarified

Yarl's Wood IRC: Women no Longer Held as Centre Repurposed For Channel Migrants

R (Application of TN (Vietnam)) (AP) (Appellant) v SSHD and Another

Incidents of Self-Harm Requiring Medical Treatment Q2/2020

Hunger Strikes in Immigratin Detention Q2 2020

Incidents of Detainees at Risk of Self-Harm Q2 2020

Asylum Seeker Removal Flight Takes Off Despite Last-Minute Court Actions

Home Office Spends More Than £1m Deporting Hundreds of People at Height of Lockdown

Immigration Officials Informed - You Cannot Just Decide Not to Obey the Law

Fee Waiver Policy: Who Qualifies and What Does the Home Office Guidance Say?

Good News For Migrants Falsely Accused of English Language Test Cheating

What is the Adults at Risk Policy?

Government Scraps Immigration “Streaming Tool” Before Judicial Review

Romanian Grandmother Wins Appeal Against Extradition for Shoplifting

Free Visa Extensions For Healthcare Workers During COVID-19

Naturalisation as a British Citizen

Landmark Decision on “Particular Social Group”

Hospital Order Not a Conviction for Purpose of Foreign Criminal Definition

Legal Articles - UK - Commons/Lords  - ECtHR/European Union - Jugust 2020

DH (Particular Social Group: Mental Health) Afghanistan

Covid-19 - Right To Work Checks

No Home Office Duty of Care to Migrants Hit By Delays Confirming Leave to Remain

How to Use the Slip Rule to Fix a Permission to Appeal Error

Useful Briefing on Changes to Northern Ireland Family Immigration Rules

Support System for Migrant Victims of Human Trafficking

Out of Country Appeals do not Breach GDPR, says Court of Appeal

Domestic Violence Concession: for the Few, Not the Many

Refugee Rights Under Threat From Channel Boats Hysteria – and Brexit

Coronavirus and the UK Immigration System

Upper Tribunal Ruling on Discretion to Reunite Refugee Families Under Dublin III

There’s Actually No Right to Family Life in the UK

Huge Increase in 'No Recourse. to Public Funds Applications

General Grounds for Refusal: Owing a Debt to the NHS

Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - August 2020

Deteriorated Situations: Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict, Iraq, Tunisia

Conflict Risk Alerts: Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict, Yemen, Libya. - Improved Situations:None

Global Overview August 2020: In Ethiopia, the killing of popular Oromo singer Hachalu Hundessa sparked a wave of protests, which left over 200 dead. In Sudan, the government struggled to advance the transitional agenda amid continuing delays in finalising a peace accord with rebel groups and escalating deadly violence in Darfur. In South Sudan, intercommunal violence surged in the east, while the partnership between President Salva Kiir and VP Riek Machar suffered setbacks. In Mali, clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces in the capital Bamako killed at least 14 people.

Looking ahead to August, CrisisWatch warns of three conflict risks. In Libya, Egypt took preparatory steps toward a direct military intervention, which could escalate the war dramatically, while heavy clashes in Yemen’s north between the government and the Huthis could intensify. In Nagorno-Karabakh, deadly border clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan in July – the severest escalation since 2016 – could spark another flare-up absent strong communication between Yerevan and Baku.

Read more: Crisis Watch,

Essential Tools for - Asylum Seekers - Un-Documented Migrants - Immigrants - Anti-Deportation Campaigners

Charter Flights January 2016 Through December 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