General information January 2018


Anti-Deportation Campaigns  - 

Paulette Wilson: It Would Be Nice To Get An Apology’ After Being Detained At Yarl’s Wood IRC



Anti-Deportation News 

Destitute UK Asylum Seekers Get Paltry 80p Rise in Subsistence Payments

MPs Criticise Error-Hit 'Hostile Environment' For Illegal Immigrants

Home Office: Banks Must Check Immigration Status of Account Holders

Historical Injustice for Persons Born Out of Wedlock and Their Right to British Citizenship Lingers On

Reclaiming the Right to Life: Hunger Strikes and Protests in Denmark’s Deportation Centres

Belgian Government at Risk of Collapse Over Sudan Migrants Scandal  

More than 300 Human Rights Activists Murdered in 2017

Crumbling DR Congo – The Making of a Humanitarian Emergency

UK Business Complains About Fall in EU Immigration

The Iran-U.S. Trigger List

US Drone Strikes in Somalia Double Under Trump

IRIN: E-Book on Climate Change and Food Security

A Diphtheria Dilemma?


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

Significant Change to the Case Law on Deprivation of British Citizenship

Judgment in Case C442/16 Florea Gusa v Minister for Social Protection


Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - January 2018

Deteriorated Situations: Cameroon, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Honduras, Israel/Palestine, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Egypt, Libya

Improved Situations: None   /   Resolution Opportunities: None

Outlook for January: Conflict Risk Alerts: South Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen, Libya

Global Overview December 2017: Huthi rebels in Yemen killed their erstwhile ally, former President Saleh, and cracked down on his party, while both the Huthis and the Saudi-led coalition looked set to increase hostilities in January. In Syria, the regime and its allies ramped up their campaign to take territory from jihadist and other rebel groups in the north west, and the de facto leader in Libya’s east disavowed the 2015 political deal, which could lead to more fighting in coming weeks. In Egypt, the military intensified operations in North Sinai against jihadists, who in turn launched more attacks. President Trump’s declaration that the U.S. recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital triggered deadly clashes between Palestinian protestors and Israeli security forces, and in Iran over a dozen were reported killed as tens of thousands protested against the regime. In Africa, Cameroon and Ethiopia experienced heightened instability, new fighting in South Sudan could escalate in January, and a ban on unrestricted grazing in Nigeria’s Taraba state could lead to more violence between herders and farmers. In Central America, the political crisis in Honduras saw deadly clashes between opposition supporters and police.

Source: International Crisis Group: http://bit.ly/2aglSjD


Important Tools for Anti-Deportation Campaigners

UNHCR Protection Manual- as of January 2018

Application of the 1951 Convention to Stateless Persons

Essential Resource for all Anti-Deportation Campaigns - US Country Reports

Family Reunion in the United Kingdom (UK) - UNHCR Briefing Paper

*Detention Services Orders For Home Office Officials*

HRW World Report 2017: Demagogues Threaten Human Rights

Useful Reports/Current Immigration Statistics

Self-Harm January through December 2016

Self-Harm January through December 2015

Self-Harm January through December 2014

Immigration Statistics Q3 July/August/September 2017

Immigration Statistics Q2 April/May June 2017

Immigration Statistics Q1 January/February/March 2017


30 Deaths Across the UK Detention Estate - Suicide/Murder/Undetermined ----

Number of Individuals Recorded as Refusing Meals in Immigration Removal Centres