General Information - June 2022
UK Humanitarian Protection Has Now Been Downgraded
Briefing: What Rights do Refugees Have Under the Refugee Convention?
Briefing: the Real State of the UK Asylum System
Nine in 10 People Refused Asylum in 2020 Free to Remain in UK
Protests Across Spain After Massacre of Migrants in Melilla
107 Vulnerable Asylum Seekers Have Died In Home Office Housing Since 2020
Home Office Plans to Tackle Backlog of 89,000 Asylum Cases
Whether Income is “Lawfully Derived” to be Assessed Case by Case
Factors to Consider in EU Law Shared Household Cases
Judge Takes “Points Based System” a Bit Too Literally
Can EU Citizens Get Compensation for Comprehensive Sickness Insurance?
Second Legal Challenge to Immigration Exemption in Data Protection Act 2018
Home Office’s NRPF Policy Found Unlawful For The Third Time In as Many Years
What is the Legal Definition of a “Refugee”?
Supreme Court Allows Foreign Criminal Deportation Case
Afghan Resettlement Schemes Belatedly Due to Launch
Foreign Convictions in Deportation Appeals
Despite All Her Efforts Priti Patil Failed to Deport Anyone to Rwanda
Prime Minister’s Attacks on Immigration Lawyers are Misleading and Dangerous
CoA Confirms Zambrano Applications Must be Based on Facts, Not Assumptions
Still No Movement on Unlawful Entry Clearance Fees
Unions Call For Delay to Rwanda Policy Until Legal Position Fully Tested
200 Protesters Block Immigration Officers’ Van
We Are With You’: Dozens Protest Outside IRC Against Rwanda Deportation Plan
How to Respond to Rwanda Removal Notices
10,000 People Have Crossed the Channel in Small Boats So Far This Year
10 Years of a Hostile Environment for Migrants: It’s Time to Change!
Feeling Suicidal in Immigration Detention - Get a Haircut or Play an Instrument
A suicidal detainee in immigration detention has been told by the Detention Centre Management that they are unable to provide counselling and instead given the detainee a trauma handout pack in English (a language he cannot understand). Suggestions include ‘try a new haircut’ and ‘play an instrument.’
You Cannot Enter/Remain in the UK - if You Owe Money to the NHS
Hungary: Confinement of Iraqi Family, Including Four Children - Violation of Articles 3/4 and 5
Anger as Protesters Who Blocked UK Immigration Raid Face Day in Court
Online Petition: Drop Charges Against Kenmure Street 3
Home Office Threatens Hunger Strikers With ‘Expedited’ Deportation to Rwanda
Hungary: Use of Handcuffs and Leash on Asylum Seeker - Violation of Articles 3 & 5
World’s Ten Most Neglected Crises Are All In Africa
Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - June 2022
Deteriorated Situations - Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Togo, Tajikistan, Egypt, Libya
Conflict Risk Alerts for June - Korean Peninsula, Ukraine, Colombia, Yemen
Improved Situations: Somalia
Resolution Opportunities: Yemen
As North Korea continued its provocative missile launches, the U.S. and South Korea issued warnings about the possibility of a nuclear test in the coming weeks, which would be the country’s first since 2017 and seventh to date.
Hostilities could further intensify and spread in Ukraine’s east as Russian forces seek to capture more towns and cities, fuelling yet more displacement.
Colombia’s tight presidential run-off pitting leftist candidate Gustavo Petro and conservative Rodolfo Hernández could fuel post-electoral violence following voting day on 19 June.
The April truce agreed between Yemen’s warring parties largely held as Sanaa airport opened for its first commercial flight in six years. Yet, if the UN fails to extend the deal, set to expire on 2 June, hostilities could resume.
Source: International Crisis Group