General information - October 2020     


Anti-Deportation News October 2020 

English Channel Migrants 'Being Detained in Unfit Conditions'

Appeal Court Quashes UK Policy of Removing Migrants With Little Warning

Government to Define ‘Degrading Treatment’ in Law to Limit Deportation Challenges

New Legislation Eases Rules For Vulnerable EU Citizens

Migrants Organising - Acting for Justice

When is it Too Harsh to Separate a Child From Their Parent?

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

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

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

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

Woman Wins UK Legal Fight Over Unlawful Deportation to Uganda

From Covid19 to Black Lives Matter – Confronting Trump & Johnson's Racist Offensive

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

EU Settled Scheme: Can We Trust The Official Statistics?

Important legal Update - Possession Proceedings Evictions of Failed Asylum Seeker

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

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

Immigration Health Surcharge Increase to £624 delayed

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

Guardian View on Asylum Policy: Nasty, Brutish and Wrong

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

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

Immigration Health Surcharge Rises to £624 from 27 October 2020

Albanian Asylum Claims: Making a Difference


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

What is the UK Ancestry Visa?

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

Court of Appeal Confirms Change of Course in Deportation Appeals 

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

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

Applying for Settled and Pre-Settled Status Requires Genuine Residence

Briefing: What is the English Language Requirement?


Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - October 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, https://is.gd/JVNDCr




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. 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