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14 June 2012: European Parliament worried that the fundamental freedom of free movement may be under attack following June 7th agreement on border controls
11 June 2012: Home Office press release on "major overhaul of family migration": Parliament to set Article 8 guidance for deportations, and a new £18,600 earning requirement to be able to bring in a foreign spouse or partner
11 June 2012: Speech given by Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner responsible for Home Affairs, at the recent 'Global Hearing on Refugees and Migration'
8 June 2012: A new civil society alliance committed to addressing statelessness in Europe has been launched
30 May 2012: New report finds vast and worrying disparities in the way different EU States handle gender-related asylum claims
28 May 2012: Women for Refugee Women release new report, Refused, on the experiences of women who have been denied asylum in the UK
22 May 2012: Medical Justice says victims of torture are routinely being held in immigration detention centres in breach of the government's own rules
22 May 2012: ECJ press release following the judgment in PI v Oberbürgermeisterin der Stadt Remscheid: a "particularly serious crime" may justify deporting an EU citizen, even if that person has lived for more than ten years in the host Member State
15 May 2012: UNHCR has published a comparative study of how jurisprudence has developed in the last decade in relation to the interpretation of Convention Ground "Particular Social Group":  The 'Ground with the Least Clarity': A Comparative Study of Jurisprudential Developments relating to...
11 May 2012: House of Commons Library report providing an overview of the Government's immigration and asylum policy priorities, and the progress it has made so far in implementing them
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Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals, 2018 Edition
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