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25 September 2012: BID's new summary of detainees' experiences with legal advice released, UNCHR issues detailed detention guidelines and calls on states to make better use of alternatives
21 September 2012: New Children’s Society report finds many of UKBA’s practices fail to take into account the needs of asylum-seeking children fleeing war, turmoil and violence
19 September 2012: European Parliament Civil Liberties Committee endorses changes to update the "Dublin" regulation
19 September 2012: Media report that private-sector “bounty hunters” win contract to find more than 170,000 overstayers listed on UKBA's Migrant Refusal Pool
14 September 2012: Media reports UKBA is planning mass removal of Tamils to Sri Lanka next week, as Freedom from Torture releases new briefing with evidence of torture of previous returnees
12 September 2012: UKBA has revised its Tier 1 (Exceptional talent) guidance and issued new guidance on on how to handle applications for leave affected by the Supreme Court judgment in Alvi
11 September 2012: European Parliament calls for more money for asylum policy, joint processing of asylum applications and a stronger role for EASO
5 September 2012: Court of Justice of the European Union press release following the judgment in Germany v Y and Z (Joined Cases C-71/11 and C-99/11) on right to freedom of religion
5 September 2012: UKBA press release on further changes to the Immigration Rules coming in from 6th September, including changes in response to the Supreme Court ruling in Alvi
4 September 2012: UKBA press release noting that new rules will apply to applications for further leave under non-family migration routes from 1st October
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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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