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2 April 2012: Help for migrants forced to flee their relationships as a result of domestic violence is being made permanently available from 1st April 2012.
1 April 2012: New forms for applications under the Points Based System and several other immigration categories will be published on 5 April 2012. These new forms must be used for applications on and after 6 April 2012.
29 March 2012: Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe demands that NATO conduct an inquiry into the refugee boat deaths
27 March 2012: NAO says Home Office implemented its new student visa system without key controls in place, finds flaws were both predictable and avoidable.
27 March 2012: New UNHCR report finds a 20 per cent rise in asylum claims in industrialized countries in 2011
23 March 2012: Asylum applications in the EU increase from 259,000 in 2010 to 301,000 in 2011
23 March 2012: If there's something you would like to say about immigration, asylum and refugee law, you are very welcome to say it on EIN
21 March 2012: The Supreme Court unanimously dismisses the appeal in ST (Eritrea) v Secretary of State for the Home Department
15 March 2012: On 15 March a ministerial statement was laid in Parliament outlining a number of changes to the Immigration Rules. The changes will affect migrants under the Point Based Sytstem, Visitors and Overseas Domestic Workers. Most changes will come into affect on 6 April 2012.
6 March 2012: All Statutory Instruments in the EIN Legislation database are now full text, with formatting a close replica of the official versions
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Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals, 2018 Edition
The current electronic version of the BPG by Mark Henderson, Rowena Moffatt and Alison Pickup freely available on EIN

Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals, 2003 Edition
The original 2003 version of the BPG by Mark Henderson [PDF file, 3.16MB]

The financial (minimum income) requirement for partner visas
House of Commons Library report on the minimum income threshold in the Immigration Rules, November 2017

ILPA + EIN Directory of experts
The ILPA Directory of Experts on Countries of Origin on the EIN public site

Case Management Review Hearings Template
Free PDF format pro forma template provided by HJT Training


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