General information - January 2021


Anti-Deportation News January 2021

100 Asylum Seekers at Former Military Barracks Test Positive for Coronavirus'

Suicidal Refugee Loses Date of Birth Appeal

UK’s Hostile Environment: Deputising Immigration Control

Coronavirus and the UK Immigration System

CoA Rejects Lowering Threshold for Denying Refugee Status to Extremists

Government Has No Idea if Hostile Environment Measures Work

How to Apply for a Frontier Worker Permit

Asylum Seekers on Hunger Strike Over Conditions at Kent Barracks Site

A Law to Give Non-British NHS Workers Indefinite Leave to Remain Axed

Family Reunion in the UK Post-Brexit

Caroline Nokes: ‘Inhuman’ Approach to Immigration Will Not Work and Cost More

Briefing: Immigration and Nationality Options for Children in Care

Briefing: New UK Approach to Refugees and Safe Third Countries

Tactic Training on 'No Recourse to Public Funds' ( NRPF)

Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - January 2021

Women Fight to Help Families Torn Apart by ‘Racist’ Deportation Policy

Comment: Lords Must Act Now to Protect Migrant Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Home Office Floats Automatic Deportation After Six-Month Sentence

The Problem With “Simplifying” Immigration Law

Covid Pandemic Fueling Digital Repression Worldwide

Home Office Floats Automatic Deportation After Six-Month Sentence

Comment: Lords Must Act Now to Protect Migrant Survivors of Domestic Abuse

The Problem With “Simplifying” Immigration Law

Women Fight to Help Families Torn Apart by ‘Racist’ Deportation Policy

Shrinking the Space for Human Rights - A Look Back on 2020

Why the Migrants’ Rights Sector Should Care About Big Data

New Visa Rules on Invalidity Will Create More Overstayers

Home Office Criticised for Refusal to State Deportees' Nationalities


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



Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - January 2021

Deteriorated Situations: Niger, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Sudan, Mozambique, Nepal, Ukraine, Iraq

Conflict Risk Alerts: Central African Republic, Somalia, Uganda

Resolution Opportunities: None

In the Central African Republic, deadly fighting involving armed groups allied with former President François Bozizé broke out ahead of the 27 December general elections. Disputed vote tallies could spark another dangerous cycle of violence. In Uganda, political tensions ran high ahead of the 14 January general elections, and the violent crackdown on the opposition could escalate. Electoral disputes in Somalia delayed the legislative polls and threaten to derail February’s high-stakes presidential election. As we have warned, a disrupted contest could fuel political discord, which Al-Shabaab and the Islamic State might then exploit.

In Iraq, mass protests spread into the Kurdish region amid clashes between Kurdish armed factions. Notably, the Kurdish Peshmerga and members of the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units exchanged fire for the first time. Violence erupted in the disputed border area between Ethiopia and Sudan, with Khartoum reclaiming large swathes of territory. In a major show of force, and after weeks of political tensions, DR Congo’s President Félix Tshisekedi announced the end of the ruling coalition he had formed with his predecessor Joseph Kabila. In Niger, jihadists launched one of their deadliest attacks on civilians in years, killing dozens ahead of the 27 December general elections.

Read more: Internatinal Crisis Group, https://is.gd/JVNDCr


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