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By Varun Kesar, UK Supreme Court Blog, 12 March 2015
Factual Background The respondent was a Jamaican national who claimed asylum in the UK on the basis that he would be persecuted in Jamaica because he was a homosexual. However, the appellant considered that "in general" there was "no serious risk of persecution" in Jamaica and...
By Sarah Campbell, Bail for Immigration Detainees via openDemocracy, 10 March 2015
Last Monday 2nd March, Channel 4 news screened disturbing footage from an undercover investigation into Yarl's Wood immigration detention centre in Bedfordshire, England. Staff were filmed referring to the asylum-seeking and migrant women held there as "animals", "beasties"...
By the Refugee Council, 26 February 2015
Today the Government has published its migration statistics for 2014, which include the annual asylum figures. As we are all aware, the truth about asylum is often in short supply, with the same old myths and scare stories peddled again and again. At the Refugee Council, we believe it's time...
By Stephanie Gordon, 5 February 2015
On 6 April 2013, the UK Border Agency's statelessness determination procedure was incorporated into new immigration rules. Statelessness has been an issue on the international legal agenda since World War Two, after which the UN promulgated the 1954 Statelessness Convention. The UK ratified...
By Rosalind English, UK Human Rights Blog, 2 February 2015
BB, PP, U and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 9 (23 January 2015) This was an appeal by Algerian nationals who had been found by the Special Immigration and Appeals Commission (SIAC) to constitute a threat to UK national security, against deportation to Algeria...
By Alex Balch, University of Liverpool, 26 January 2015
The British press has been accused of many things in recent years, most of them bad, but how can we measure performance in coverage of a particular subject such as immigration, and how is this changing over time? Surveys have identified significant gaps between perception and reality suggesting the...
By Catherine Taroni, EUtopia Law, 19 January 2015
Context This case was referred from the High Court R (on the application of McCarthy and ors.) v the Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 3368 (Admin), and considered the applicability of Directive 2004/38 to situations not traditionally falling within the concept of a Union...
By Freedom from Torture, 1 January 2015
It is difficult to celebrate our 30th anniversary: after all, we exist because torture exists. But we do want to use this year to highlight the magnificent achievements of our founders, staff, volunteers - and, above all, survivors of torture who continue on the path to rehabilitation. We also...
By Guy Ryder, ILO, and Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, OHCHR, 18 December 2014
Joint statement by ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, on the occasion of International Migrants Day 18 December 2014 There are more international migrants today than at any other time in human history. As the...
By Varun Kesar, UK Supreme Court Blog, 1 December 2014
The SSHD accepted that the treatment of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Jamaica amounted to persecution as defined by the Refugee Convention. For example, acts of gay intimacy are illegal and punishable by up to 10 years of hard labour, and lesbians are routinely subject to...
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