General information - April 2020


Anti-Deportation News  - April 2020

Domestic Abuse in the Time of Coronavirus

Domestic Abuse Isn’t Caused By Coronavirus – We’ve Been Ignoring Women For Years

Questions Immigrants Need Answered in Light of  Coronavirus Pandemic

European Convention on Human Rights: New Free Online Training Course

April 2020Upper Tribunal Says No Duty of Candour on Home Office in Statutory Appeals

You Can Now Raise New Matters Before the Upper Tribunal

Another Cutback in the Rights of Migrant Victims Of Domestic Abuse

US: Coronavirus Economic Relief Package Excludes Undocumented Workers

High Court Orders Home Secretary to House Asylum Seeker Due to Covid-19

Home Office Put Hold on Evicting Asylum Seekers During Lockdown

European Commissioner Calls For Release of Immigration Detainees During Covid-19 Crisis

Portugal to Treat Migrants as Residents During Coronavirus Pandemic


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



Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - April 2020

Deteriorated Situations: Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad, Somalia, Mozambique, Guinea, Korean Peninsula, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Ukraine, Guyana, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Libya.

Conflict Risk Alerts: Yemen - Resolution Opportunities: None

The 200th edition of Crisis Group’s monthly conflict tracker highlights deteriorations in March in seventeen countries, including fresh tit-for-tat attacks in Iraq between Iran-backed militants and the U.S. In Chad, Boko Haram's deadliest attack on security forces to date left nearly 100 soldiers dead. Amid ongoing jihadist violence in Burkina Faso’s north, deadly attacks on civilians by security forces and self-defence groups increased, targeting the Fulani community in particular. In Afghanistan, the Taliban resumed their intense military pressure on security forces in rural areas, ending a spell of reduced violence in February.

CrisisWatch notes improvements in two situations. In Syria’s Idlib province, a Russia-Turkey ceasefire agreement froze the regime’s offensive toward Idlib city, halting much of the fighting, and after long delays EU leaders gave the green light for North Macedonia to start formal accession talks.

Looking ahead to April, we warn that violence could intensify in Yemen as warring parties prepare to battle for control of Marib governorate. At the same time, the UN’s proposed ceasefire gives all parties an opportunity to de-escalate. With COVID-19 threatening to compound an already dire humanitarian crisis, conflict parties can demonstrate with a ceasefire their commitment to the people they purport to represent.


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


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. https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/

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