Publications

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…

Policy Briefing – The UK’s approach to statelessness

This briefing considers the UK’s approach to statelessness applications under Part 14 of the Immigration Rules and identifies some of the existing shortcomings in the UK’s approach. We make three main recommendations regarding: 1) quality of decisions; 2) delays in decision making; and 3) the need for legal aid. Click on the image below to…