General information - September 2020     

Anti-Deportation News September 2020

When Will There be Unlawful Detention Under the Detained Fast Track System?

Revealed: the Squalor Inside Ex-MoD Camps Being Used to House Refugees

It Just Got Even More Difficult for EU Nationals to get British Citizenship

Immigration Health Surcharge Rises to £624 from 27 October 2020

Comment: as Domestic Abuse Rises, the Police Are Still Betraying Migrant Victims

Court of Appeal Confirms Change of Course in Deportation Appeal

Albanian Asylum Claims: Making a Difference

Home Office Evicting Asylum Seekers in Areas With Local Lockdowns In Breach Of Its Own Guidance

My Voice, Our Equal future" - International Day of the Girl 2020

EDM 973: Justice for Osime Brown - Deportation No Way

Roma People Left Without Support and at Risk of Exploitation Due to Digital-Only Status

Asylum Seeker Slashed his Wrists as 'Distressed' Migrants Deported on Home Office Charter Flight

Guardian View on Asylum Policy: Nasty, Brutish and Wrong

Woman Wins UK Legal Fight Over Unlawful Deportation to Uganda

Migrants Responsible for Growth in Top Incomes and Taxes in the UK

Mandatory Self-Isolation Law Overlooks Vulnerable Migrants

EU Deportation Protections Continue After Brexit

End of the Tier 2 Cooling-Off Period is on the Horizon

Important legal Update - Possession Proceedings Evictions of Failed Asylum Seeker

EU Settled Scheme: Can We Trust The Official Statistics?

‘Information Commissioner’ Orders Home Office to Disclose Data to No-Deportations’

People Seeking Refuge in UK Face ‘Serious Risk’ of Injustice as Home Office Plans More Asylum Outsourcing

Pointless and Dangerous’: Asylum Seekers Forced to Sign on Again With Home Office

Iraqi Military Doctor Wins Refugee Exclusion Appea

When Can Refugee Children be Returned to Their Home Country Under the Hague Convention?

EU Settlement Scheme “Still Unknown to Many Migrants”

Solicitor Fined £60,000 Over “Hopeless” Immigration Cases

Home Office Starts Evicting Asylum Seekers Despite Warning of Second Wave of Covid

Glasgow MPs Call For Inquiry Into Deaths of Three Asylum Seekers

UK Judge Halts Home Office Flight to Remove Asylum Seekers

EDM 880: Suspension of Income Requirements for Family Visas

Why We Need to Rethink the Way We Use ‘BAME’

Access Denied: The Human Impact of the Hostile Environment

Home Office Confirms Channel Boat People Are Refugees

MPs Accused Ministers of ‘Demonising’ Asylum Seekers And ‘Stoking’ Racial Tensions

Particular Social Group Mental Health - Supremacy of Refugee Convention 1951 Over EU law

MPs Accused Ministers of ‘Demonising’ Asylum Seekers And ‘Stoking’ Racial Tensions

Bail Accommodation System Ruled “Systemically Unfair”

Particular Social Group Mental Health - Supremacy of Refugee Convention 1951 Over EU law

EU Settlement Scheme Rejects Majority of Zambrano Carers

N. Ireland: Executive Office Ordered to Pay Pension Court Costs

Asylum Seekers: Delays in Processing Applications Rise   

Slovakia: Police Ill-Treatment of Roma Violation of Articles 3 & 14

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

Applying for Settled and Pre-Settled Status Requires Genuine Residence

Windrush Migrants Wrongly Barred From the UK Despite Having Indefinite Leave to Remain

Briefing: What is the English Language Requirement?

Asylum Seekers Exposed to Virus Risk on Removal Flight as Staff Ditch Covid Precautions

Court of Appeal Backs Judge Who Ordered Asylum Seeker Brought Back to the UK

Information Commissioner Orders Home Office to Disclose Data to ‘No-Deportations’

El Salvador Asylum Seeker Wins Appeal Against Tribunal Decision

Is a Statement of Changes Even a Statement of Changes?

How to Apply for a UK Ancestry Visa

Fake Law by the Secret Barrister

Court of Appeal judgment Revisits “Unduly Harsh” Test and Other Key Concepts

I’m a Home Office Presenting Officer: Ask me Anything

Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - September 2020

Deteriorated Situations: Mali, Mozambique, Côte d’Ivoire, Belarus, Bolivia, Colombia, Lebanon

Conflict Risk Alerts: Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Ukraine, Iran

Resolution Opportunities: None

The latest edition of Crisis Group’s monthly conflict tracker highlights deteriorations in August in seven countries – the majority of them in Africa and Latin America – as well as improved situations in Sudan, Ukraine and Guyana. In Mali, a military coup forced President Keïta to resign after months of mass protests. The transition ushers in a period of uncertainty, with military leaders advancing a three-year timeline to return to civilian rule. In Colombia, the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to a dramatic rise in violence as armed groups, which seek to exploit the health crisis to extend control over territories and attract new recruits, launched a series of attacks against civilians, leaving dozens dead. A massive explosion in Lebanon’s capital Beirut, which killed at least 190 people, fuelled violent anti-government protests and prompted Prime Minister Diab’s government to resign.

September, CrisisWatch warns of four conflict risks: Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea could face major pre-electoral violence as both countries head to the polls in October. With announcements in August that both President Ouattara and President Condé will likely run for a controversial third term, tensions are running high. In Eastern Ukraine, while the Donbas ceasefire largely held in August, Donetsk’s de facto leadership threatened a new escalation. Meanwhile, U.S. pressure to reimpose all pre-nuclear deal sanctions on Iran by 20 September risks significantly escalating tensions.

Read more: 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