General information - February 2021


Stop the Deportaion of Birmingham Gay Activist Espoir Njei

Stop the Deportation of Osime Brown

Justice Secretary Hails Attack on Migrants’ Article 3 and Human Trafficking Rights

Indefinite Leave to Remain Can be Revoked, but Not Cancelled

Pathway to British Citizenship for European Nationals in the UK

Grace Period for Overstayers Cannot be Relied on Twice

Anonymous Witness Evidence and the Right to a Fair Trial

Home Office Ignored Covid Advice Not to Put Asylum Seekers in Barracks

Home Secretary Concedes Napier Barracks Are Inadequate and in Breach of Human Rights

UK Failure to Protect Two Potential Victims Of Child Trafficking - Violations of Articles 4 & 6

Government Unlawfully Denied Refugee Status to Egyptian Dissident on National Security Grounds

Important Report on Reform of Immigration Enforcement

Government Must go Beyond a Press Release to get Undocumented Migrants Vaccinated

Asylum Seekers go on Hunger Strike Over Poor Food

18 Asylum Seekers Released From Napier Barracks

Force Fingerprinting of Channel Asylum Seekers Will Spark Violence and Self-Harm

Unusual Costs Decision Against the Home Office

Asylum Seekers go on Hunger Strike Over Poor Food

Force In Fingerprinting of Channel Asylum Seekers Will Spark Violence and Self-Harm

 18 Asylum Seekers Released From Napier Barracks

Scores of Refugee Children Illegally Detained After Crossing Channel

Asylum Barracks ‘Public Health Disaster’ Over 100 Covid Cases

Covid: 'No Deportation Risk' For Undocumented Migrants Getting Vaccination

More Than 213,000 Children at Risk of Serious Violence

Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - February 2021

Police Arrest Another 9 People at Asylum Seekers' Camp

Stansted 15: Protestors Have Convictions Overturned on Appeal  

Deportation Appeal Not a “Dress Rehearsal” says Court of Appeal

Appeal Judges Reject Challenge to Domestic Abuse Policy

Care Workers at Risk of Missing Out on EU Settled Status

Analysis of Flawed UK Tribunal Approach to Marriages Of Convenience

Care Workers at Risk of Missing Out on EU Settled Status

Analysis of Flawed UK Tribunal Approach to Marriages Of Convenience 


Legal Articles - UK - Commons/Lords  - ECtHR/European Union - January 2021


Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - February 2021

16 Deteriorated Situations: Niger, Cameroon Central, African Republic, Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, El Salvador, Guyana, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, Tunisia

Looking back to January, our monthly conflict tracker highlights deteriorations in sixteen countries and conflict areas, the majority in Africa and the Middle East. Intercommunal violence in Sudan’s West and South Darfur states killed hundreds and displaced over 100,000 people. Tit-for-tat attacks in Cameroon between government forces and Anglophone separatists intensified, inflicting a heavy civilian death toll. Protests against COVID-19 restrictions turned violent in Lebanon’s northern city Tripoli. CrisisWatch also highlights two improved situations. Qatar signed a reconciliation deal with Gulf countries and Egypt to end a three-and-a-half-year dispute, while Turkey and Greece held talks on eastern Mediterranean issues for the first time since 2016.

Conflict Risk Alerts: Somalia, Myanmar, Haiti, Yemen

In Myanmar, the military staged a coup on 1 February after alleging fraud in the November elections won by the ruling National League for Democracy. The military’s seizure of power could trigger mass protests and a violent crackdown.

Amid deadlocked electoral preparations in Somalia, violence could rise when President Farmajo’s mandate ends on 8 February.

The Trump administration’s last-minute designation of Yemen’s Huthis as terrorists could complicate peace efforts, trigger Huthi retaliation and worsen an already dire humanitarian situation.

In Haiti, clashes between the police and protesters could escalate as the opposition’s 7 February deadline for President Moďse to step down draws near.

Read more: Internatinal Crisis Group, https://www.crisisgroup.org/crisiswatch