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Afghan wins refuge from Daily Express

By Athalie Matthews, Bindmans LLP, 03 February 2014
The business of the law can tend to harden the heart – but every now and then a case comes along that drives off the spectre of compassion fatigue. This was the effect of a recent libel claim in which I obtained substantial damages and published apologies for a 20-year-old Afghan refugee…

Understanding the "new migration age"

By Professor Madeleine Arnot and Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe, University of Cambridge Migration Research Network, 03 February 2014
Professor Madeleine Arnot and Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe, Co-Convenors of the new Cambridge Migration Research Network, discuss the Network's rationale and aims, and our preoccupation with the impact of migrant populations. Immigration and migration have become symbolic of the 21st…

The Immigration Bill is back in the House of Commons

By Awale Olad, Migrants' Rights Network, 24 January 2014
According to Shadow Leader of the House, Angela Eagle MP, 'the elusive Immigration Bill has made a sudden and dramatic reappearance'. Conservative backbenchers are on a collision course with ministers although Cameron is set to head them off, according to some press reports. Centre-right…

Austerity measures hit the most vulnerable

By Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, Freedom from Torture Expert Blog, 09 January 2014
Austerity measures are negatively impacting on the human rights of torture survivors seeking asylum in Europe. In the last of Freedom from Torture's Expert Blog Series, the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, shows how the…

HC and Sanneh – 'genuine enjoyment' does not include social welfare

By Dr Iyiola Solanke, EUtopia Law, 20 December 2013
What does 'genuine enjoyment' of citizenship rights actually mean? This idea was first introduced by the CJEU in Zambrano, where that Court held it would deprive child EU citizens of the 'genuine enjoyment' of the rights associated with EU citizenship if their parents or primary carers…

Promote and protect the rights and fundamental freedoms of all migrants

By Guy Ryder, ILO and Navi Pillay, UN OHCHR, 18 December 2013
Joint statement by ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, on the occasion of International Migrants Day, 18 December 2013 Today, the ILO and OHCHR pay joint tribute to 232 million migrants worldwide who have left their homes in…

Immigration Bill Report stage pushed back till after the New Year

By Awale Olad, Migrants' Rights Network, 09 December 2013
Nigel Mills' amendment to extend transitional restrictions on Bulgarians and Romanians has prompted government ministers to push back the government's flagship Immigration Bill for now. The amendment would have extended transitional controls on citizens of Bulgaria and Romania until 1…

Judicial review proceedings may not be terminated by the government – Court of Appeal

By Rosalind English, UK Human Rights Blog, 22 November 2013
Ignaoua, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWCA Civ 1498 A certificate issued by the Home Secretary under Section 2 C of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission Act 1997 (the "1997 Act"), as inserted by Section 15 of the Justice and Security…
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