Sixth electronic update of the indispensable guide to appeals in the First-tier Tribunal by Mark Henderson, Rowena Moffatt and Alison Pickup
The newly revised 2021 edition of the Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals is now available
01 March 2021
EIN is delighted to announce that the indispensable and ever-popular Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals on EIN has been newly updated and revised for 2021.
As with the previous electronic updates in 2012, 2015, 2018 and 2020, the revised 2021 Best Practice Guide (or BPG, as it's commonly known) remains freely available to all.
You can access the revised 2021 BPG at www.ein.org.uk/bpg/contents. We encourage you to share this link widely.
The BPG deals with the conduct of asylum and human rights appeals in the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and it provides the practical advice and information required to conduct all stages of appeals according to best practice.
The newly updated guide reflects the law as up to 15th January 2021. It covers the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and addresses key changes where relevant within the text, as well as identifying suggestions for best practice in advising and representing appellants in a context of remote hearings and often remote advice provision.
The revised 2021 version has been authored by Mark Henderson and Rowena Moffatt of Doughty Street Chambers and Alison Pickup of the Public Law Project. Rowena Moffatt takes particular credit for her extensive input, which has been vital in producing the recent updates of the guide.
We have dedicated the revised 2021 edition of the guide to the memory of Shindo Maguire, EIN's Chief Executive, who sadly passed away in December 2020. Shindo was a strong supporter of the BPG and a key advocate for the project of ensuring that regular updates are made so that the text remains relevant and accessible.
This year's update of the BPG has been funded by EIN and we're again grateful to the Public Law Project for supporting the 2021 update, as it did with the previous updates in 2018 and 2020.
Originally authored by Mark Henderson in 2003, the Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals is now on its sixth electronic update. The updates in 2009, 2012 and 2015 were funded by the Nuffield Foundation. The 2018 update was funded by the Legal Education Foundation.
The 2021 BPG is comprehensively linked to case law on EIN (making it easy for members of EIN to access the cited cases) and to legislation and resources on EIN and on external websites.
In addition, every paragraph of every chapter remains individually bookmarked for easy reference - the name of each bookmark is the number of the paragraph (use the format, for example, https://www.ein.org.uk/bpg/chapter/3#3.34B to link directly to any paragraph).