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UNHCR publishes a comparative study on the interpretation of "Particular Social Group"

Tue, 15 May 2012: UNHCR has published a comparative study of how jurisprudence has developed in the last decade in relation to the interpretation of Convention Ground "Particular Social Group":  The 'Ground with the Least Clarity': A Comparative Study of Jurisprudential Developments relating to 'Membership of a Particular Social Group' and is available on the UNHCR website.

Removing full right of appeal for family visitors

Thu, 10 May 2012: A clause in the Crime and Courts Bill, published on 10 May 2012, will remove the full right of appeal for those applying to enter the UK as a family visitor. Subject to Parliamentary approval and Royal Assent, this change is expected to come into force by 2014. Refused applicants will still be able to appeal on limited grounds of human rights or race discrimination.
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