General information - December 2020     

Anti-Deportation News December 2020 

Why the Migrants’ Rights Sector Should Care About Big Data

New Visa Rules on Invalidity Will Create More Overstayers

Home Office Criticised for Refusal to State Deportees' Nationalities

Home Office Spent £10,000 Per Deportee in Rush to Remove Asylum Seekers Before Brexit

Asylum Seekers Protest in Napier Barracks in Folkestone

‘Migrant Workers With A Union to Back Them Can Move Mountains’

Holding Back the Tide: the Courts and Climate Change

We Are EachOther’, Our New Strategy for 2021 and Beyond

Two People-Smugglers Found Guilty of Deaths of 39 Vietnamese Migrants

Migrant Deaths This Year Top 3,000

Court Rules Home Office Wrong to Stop Asylum Seekers Working in UK

Shocking Death Toll of Asylum Seekers in Home Office Accommodation

Home Office Unlawfully Leaving Destitute and Disabled Asylum-Seekers Homeless

Home Secretary Failed to Provide and Monitor Accommodation

UK ‘Reneges on Vow to Reunite Child Refugees With Families’

EDM 1263: Migrant Workers' Rights

International Migrants Day - Saturday 18th December 2020

UK to Deny Asylum to refugees Passing Through 'Safe' Third Country

UK’s Obligations Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

Home Office Discretionary Leave Policy For Victims Of Trafficking Unlawful

Online Petition: Stop The Secrecy: Save Our Freedom Of Information

‘Inhuman’ Conditions For Asylum Seekers In Former Barracks

British Citizenship By Naturalisation – Some Common Problems Answered

Home Office Faces Legal Challenge Over Asylum Seeker Payments During Covid

When is a “False Document” Not a “False” Document?

How to Make Complaints Against the Home Office

Alarming Rise in Asylum Backlog Despite Fall in Applications

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

Want to Fix the “Broken” Asylum System? Start With Country of Origin Info

Settlement as a Skilled Worker – What You Need to Know

Helpline for Advice on Immigration Appeals Dismissed Under Unlawful Covid Guidance

Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - December 2020

Deteriorated Situations: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Mozambique, Kashmir, Guatemala, Peru, Western Sahara

Conflict Risk Alerts: Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Yemen, Western Sahara

Resolution Opportunities: None

The latest edition of Crisis Group’s monthly conflict tracker highlights deteriorations in November in nine countries and conflict areas. In Kashmir, tensions escalated sharply amid deadly incidents along the Line of Control dividing Pakistani- and Indian-administered Kashmir, resulting in India’s highest monthly military casualty toll since April. In Mozambique, Islamist militants staged a large-scale offensive in the far north, seizing their second district capital since August and killing scores. Armenia and Azerbaijan signed a Russian-brokered ceasefire to end six weeks of deadly hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Looking ahead to December, CrisisWatch warns of four conflict risks. In Yemen, Washington’s likely designation of the Huthis as a terrorist organisation could trigger retaliatory attacks and hamper humanitarian operations as the UN warns of looming famine. In Western Sahara, the 1991 ceasefire between Morocco and the pro-independence Polisario Front collapsed, sparking concerns that the long-frozen conflict could reignite. Tensions increased in the Central African Republic over former President Bozizé’s presidential candidacy, raising risks of violence around the vote scheduled for 27 December. A violent conflict that erupted in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, killing thousands and prompting more than 43,000 refugees to flee into eastern Sudan, could continue. Although federal forces captured Tigray’s regional capital and announced an end to military operations, Tigray leaders vowed to continue fighting.

Source: International Crisis Group,

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