General information - January 2020

Anti-Deportation News  - January 2020

Law Commission: Simplifying Immigration Rules Will Bring Benefits To Everyone Involved

NHS Victim of Price Fixing Drug Cartels

More Than 300 Human Rights Activists Were Killed In 2019

The Children Who Can’t Afford To Be British

Swansea Charity Worker Who Fled DR Congo Wins Asylum Fight

Legal Challenge to Gap in Support for Victims of Trafficking Following Grant of Refugee Status

Research to identify deportation airlines: can you help?

£8.2 Million Compensation for Wrongful Immigration Detention 2018 - 2019

Woman 'feared For Life' After Guards Restrained her in Immigration Centre

UK Immigration Rules Unworkable, Say Law Commission

US Held Record 69,550 Migrant Children in Custody In 2019

How the US Made So-Called 'Safe Third Countries' Unsafe

100,000 Children in London 'Without Secure Immigration Status'

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2020

Home Office Faces Legal Cases Over Zimbabwean Asylum Seekers

Surge In Suspected Modern Slavery Victims Waiting Years For Home Office Decisions

Seeking Asylum in Europe In 2019: Facts and Figures

The Refugee ‘Crisis’ Showed Europe’s Worst Side to the World

What is so Special About Being a British Citizen, Legally?

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

New Country Guidance On Iraq

 “Nothing Inherently Wrong” With Healthcare System for Vulnerable Detainees in Prison

Vulnerable Adults in the Immigration Tribunal

Asylum Research Consultancy Country of Information Update Vol. 208

Deportation Charter Flights (Escorts and Removals) Q3 July/August/September 2019

Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - January 2020

Deteriorated Situations; Burkina Faso, Niger, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Mozambique, Korean PeninsulaIndia (non-Kashmir), Honduras, Syria, Iran, Iraq.

Conflict Risk Alerts January 2020:  Central African Republic, Mozambique, Iran, Iraq, Libya.

Global Overview: In December, retaliatory attacks in Iraq raised U.S.-Iran tensions to new heights, compounding Iraq’s political and security woes and presaging further escalation in January. In Syria, regime and Russian forces stepped up their offensive in the north west, and Turkey’s potential deployment of troops in Libya could add fuel to the fire. In Burkina Faso, suspected jihadist attacks and intercommunal violence surged, and in Niger jihadists carried out a major assault against security forces. Boko Haram intensified its attacks in Cameroon’s far north and Chad’s west. Fighting erupted in the capital of the Central African Republic and picked up momentum in the north east, where a battle for the provincial capital looms. In Mozambique, suspected Islamist militants intensified their insurgency in the far north, and an armed opposition faction may follow through on its threat to mark the president’s inauguration on 15 January with attacks on civilians. North Korea threatened to resume nuclear and long-range missile tests; India’s controversial citizenship law sparked widespread protests; and a tide of killings shook the prison system in Honduras. On the positive side, an independence referendum was held in Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville, part of the 2001 peace agreement, and the resolution of a political dispute in Somaliland could open the way for parliamentary and local elections.

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

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