General information - May 2020

Anti-Deportation News  - May 2020

Removals by Charter Flight Fall But Violence Stalks Those Carried Out

Home Office Inefficiency “Frustrates the Purpose” of Internal Review

Removals by Charter Flight Fall But Violence Stalks Those Carried Out

Coronavirus and the UK Immigration System

Home Office Issue Woman With British Passport After 18 Year Battle

Appeal Judges Dismiss Challenge to Home Office Paying Immigration Detainees £1 an Hour

Lockdown Gives Asylum Seekers Reprieve and Hope For Change in Policy

 Home Office’s Policy On Fee Waivers Is Unlawful

New Immigration Plans Make the Same Old Mistakes

European Commission Accuses UK Government of Violating EU Citizens’ Rights

Asylum Seekers Don’t Tell All At First Opportunity

There Is No 180-Day A Year Rule For Visitors to the UK

Migrants Falling Through Cracks In Covid-19 Homelessness Support

French People Helping Undocumented Migrants Cannot be Prosecuted for “Crimes of Solidarity”

Sudita Keita v. Hungary -  Difficulties Regularising Leave to Remain Violation of Article 8

Home Office: ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ Policy Violation of Article 3

High Court Orders SSHD to Give Asylum Seeker Accommodation and Support to Self-Isolate During  Corona Pandemic

People Who Lie to The Home Office Are Unlikely to get Indefinite Leave to Remain

Chief Inspector Blasts Home Office Operation of Adults at Risk Policy

Record Child Displacement Figures Due to Conflict and Violence In 2019

Seven Million Children in Afghanistan at Risk of Hunger

Windrush Backlog Reaches 3,720 Cases

Protecting People Subject to Immigration Control From Covid-19

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

Home Office  Questionable Priorities! In the Middle of a Pandemic

It Just Got More Difficult For Europeans to Become British Citizens

Chinese Victim of Human Trafficking Wins Appeal Against Deportation Decision

EU Member States Must Grant Compensation to Any Victim of a Violent Intentional Crime Regardless of His or Her Residence

No Need to be A “Qualified Person” to Use the Surinder Singh Route

New Dublin III Policy Brings Significant Changes For Family Reunification

You Can Carry on With an Old-Style EU Law Appeal Even if Granted Settled Status

Vietnam: Returned Victims Of Trafficking: Issues Affecting Likelihood of Re-Trafficking

High Court Blow For EU Citizens With Pre-Settled Status Trying To Claim Universal Credit

Chief Inspector Blasts Home Office Operation of Adults at Risk Policy

General Grounds For Refusal: Contriving to Frustrate the Intention of the Immigration Rules

People Who Lie to The Home Office Are Unlikely to get Indefinite Leave to Remain

What is a ‘Relationship Akin to Marriage’?

Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - May 2020

Deteriorated Situations: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Lesotho, India (non-Kashmir), Kashmir, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, South China Sea, El Salvador, Yemen, Libya.

Conflict Risk Alerts: Burundi, Sri Lanka, Yemen, Libya.

Improved Situations: None - Resolution Opportunities: None

It’s month two of the COVID-19 outbreak, and we still face more questions than answers. Uncertainties surround in particular the issue of why some countries have experienced the virus far more severely than others. Of notable interest to Crisis Group, many conflict-afflicted areas, whose populations are especially vulnerable, so far appear to have been spared the brunt of the disease. A good rundown by The New York Times sheds some light, though light that ultimately illuminates a frustrating cascade of riddles: explanations related to age might account for high incidence rates in Italy, whose population trends toward the elderly, but not for high rates in Ecuador, whose citizens tend to be young, or low ones in Japan; some countries with warmer, more humid climates have fared well, others like Brazil less so; one can point to early lockdown measures in South Africa as reason for relative success, but then again Cambodia and Laos did not follow that route and yet do not seem to have suffered disproportionately. Insufficient testing plus delays in the spread of the virus may be a crucial factor in explaining these seeming contradictions, and it remains possible that those who avoided the worst today may suffer it tomorrow. But that too is speculation.

Read more: Crisis Watch,

Essential Tools for - Asylum Seekers - Un-Documented Migrants - 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