Publications

Don’t Abandon Our Human Rights Act

MIGRANTS RESOURCE CENTRE & ASYLUM AID JOIN OVER 160 GROUPS TO TELL THERESA MAY: DON’T ABANDON OUR HUMAN RIGHTS ACT   Organisations come together to say now is time to think again, not to risk further division and legal confusion A letter asking the Prime Minister to abandon plans to scrap the Human Rights Act has…

Statelessness and applications for leave to remain

This guide, Statelessness and applications for leave to remain: a best practice guide, by Dr Sarah Woodhouse and Judith Carter (Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association and University of Liverpool Law Clinic, November 2016), published jointly by the Immigration Law Practitioner’s Association and the University of Liverpool Law Clinic, is an excellent resource for practitioners advising and…

Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention in the UK

  The report makes numerous recommendations, such as: The Government should properly consider (the risk of) statelessness in all decisions relating to detention, from the initial decision to detain and all subsequent decisions to maintain detention, in particular in relation to the consideration of whether removal is imminent. The Government should not detain persons who…

How to Secure Legal Aid for Statelessness Applications

Statelessness applications are often complex; stateless persons require competent legal advice to enable them to demonstrate to the Home Office that they are not recognised as a national by any country. This blog article discusses the need for legal aid for statelessness applications and how to access exceptional case funding. Written by our Legal Policy…

Is the UK taking enough refugees?

On Monday 24 October Asylum Aid’s Zoe Gardner took part in a debate with the Conservative MP for Romford about the adequacy of the UK government’s response to the global displacement crisis on Sky News’ All Out Politics show. Zoe argued that we must build on the momentum of the past weeks’ efforts to bring…

‘Listen to the Women’

By Sophie Radice, Women for Refugee Women ‘What happens to a man on this journey? The most is that he is whipped and tortured. I would have rather had the same fate. But no women pass through the Sahara to Libya without being raped.’ Those were the words of one Eritrean refugee, read by actress…

Case Summary – A v SSHD [2016] CSIH 38

This case concerns the eligibility of spouses to apply for indefinite leave to remain on the basis of having been a victim of domestic violence where they had joined their spouse in the UK under the refugee family reunion provisions. The case was brought by a Ugandan woman (called ‘A’) who was granted a visa…