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Defining statelessness: a Chinese case study

By Stephanie Gordon, 05 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…

Hard Evidence: how has press coverage of immigration changed?

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…

Case Comment: McCarthy (C-202/13) (Grand Chamber)

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…

Happy New Year 2015: Freedom from Torture's 30th anniversary year starts now

By Freedom from Torture, 01 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.…

International Migrants Day Statement

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…

Case Preview: R (JB (Jamaica)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

By Varun Kesar, UK Supreme Court Blog, 01 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…

Very private lives: “acceptable questioning” in sexual orientation asylum cases

By Anita Davies, EUtopia Law, 12 November 2014
The CJEU's judgment in the case of A, B and C is due by the end of the year. Ahead of the expected judgment, this post recaps the opinion handed down by Advocate General Sharpston in July. In February 2014 The Guardian published details of the lines of questioning used by the UK Home…
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