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Open minds are needed to improve the protection of LGBTI asylum seekers in Europe

By Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe, 12 October 2018
In many states around the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons face serious violations of their human rights on account of their sexual orientation, gender identity or sex characteristics. These include killings, violence, the criminalisation of same-sex…

Human trafficking: is our system for combating it fit for purpose?

By Alasdair Henderson, UK Human Rights Blog, 02 October 2018
Human trafficking or modern slavery is one of the most appalling forms of criminal activity today. It's also one of the most widespread and fastest-growing. The International Labour Organisation believes that at any one time at least 40.3 million people around the world are being coerced…

Best interests – is the UK Home Office letting children down?

By Latitude Law, 25 September 2018
It is a long-established principle in the UK and many other jurisdictions that the government should act in the best interests of the child. The welfare of children must be a primary consideration (albeit not a paramount one), to protect one of the most vulnerable groups in our society.…

It’s too early to talk of a ‘Brexodus’

By Majella Kilkey & Louise Ryan, via The Converation, 05 September 2018
As the deadline for a final Brexit deal approaches, close attention is being paid to statistics on the number of EU citizens living in Britain. In late August, after the Office for National Statistics published its latest long-term international migration estimates, news reports continued…

Sponsoring adult dependants: who is eligible to join a family member in the UK?

By Latitude Law, 19 August 2018
This month, multiple media outlets have reported that Doria Ragland – mother of Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex – is rumoured to be moving to London. But with her daughter here on a spouse visa (sponsored by Prince Harry), on what basis could Ms Ragland relocate? This blog post looks…

The impact of Mnangagwa’s win upon UK based Zimbabwean asylum claimants

By Alice Muzira, 03 August 2018
For those that dared to hope and dream that the July elections in Zimbabwe would result in a win for the opposition…….. it's now time to wake up. ZANU(PF) remains in power. Whether or not the MDC Alliance will challenge President Emmerson Mnanganwa's triumph over Nelson Chamisa, the…

What’s new in the Administrative Court Judicial Review Guide 2018?

By Ben Amunwa, Law mostly, 02 August 2018
Parties to judicial review claims should be familiar with this new Court guide or they could face adverse costs consequences. This post gives you a comparative analysis of the key changes since the 2017 guide. One of many highlights of the year for public lawyers is the publication of…

Banger: Extended Family Members are Covered by Surinder Singh

By Asad Ali Khan, 30 July 2018
In Banger (C-89/17, EU:C:2018:570), the CJEU recently held that the historic decision in Surinder Singh (C-370/90, EU:C:1992:296) applies to an extended family member (EFM) and where an EU citizen returns to his member state of origin it must facilitate the entry and residence of the…

Asylum statements: essential foundations or risk of collapse?

By Gabriella Bettiga, The Immigration Lawyer's Blog, 15 July 2018
We all agree that taking a witness statement when preparing an appeal is necessary, but when it comes to statements in the context of asylum applications, views tend to differ. Some legal representatives believe that a statement is a crucial part of evidence, and indeed the foundation of…
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