Immigration and Asylum

The Spanish-Moroccan Migrant Crisis: Counting the Collateral Damage

The Spanish-Moroccan Migrant Crisis: Counting the Collateral Damage

In May 2021, approximately 8,000 people arrived in Ceuta, a Spanish city, from Morocco, out of which reportedly ...
Legal aid is a human right: SM v The Lord Chancellor’s Department [2021] EWHC 418 (Admin)

Legal aid is a human right: SM v The Lord Chancellor’s Department [2021] EWHC 418 (Admin)

The lack of legal aid advice for immigration detainees held in prisons in the UK has been ruled unlawful. A High ...
A tale of legal violence and systematic oppression: Indian Supreme Court orders the deportation of Rohingyas

A tale of legal violence and systematic oppression: Indian Supreme Court orders the deportation of Rohingyas

On 8 April 2021, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India refused to grant relief in a petition ...
Saudi Arabia must protect financial rights of migrant workers

Saudi Arabia must protect financial rights of migrant workers

On 14 March, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, long known for the oppressive treatment of foreign workers, enacted a law
Shamima Begum and The Humpty Dumpty Supreme Court

Shamima Begum and The Humpty Dumpty Supreme Court

On 26 February 2021, the Supreme Court refused permission for Shamima Begum to return to the UK. The Supreme Court ...
The ‘Death to Asylum’ Rule: United States’ Evisceration of Women’s Rights under the Refugee Convention

The ‘Death to Asylum’ Rule: United States’ Evisceration of Women’s Rights under the Refugee Convention

The United States’ (‘US’) new Rule on processing asylum applications, which was to take effect from 10 January ...
The ‘Death to Asylum’ Rule: United States’ Evisceration of Women’s Rights under the Refugee Convention

The ‘Death to Asylum’ Rule: United States’ Evisceration of Women’s Rights under the Refugee Convention

The United States’ (‘US’) new Rule on processing asylum applications, which was to take effect from 10 January ...
President Biden and the War on Children

President Biden and the War on Children

On entering office last week, President Joe Biden was greeted by an in-tray unprecedented in US history: a global ...
B and C v. Switzerland: Assessing the Risk of Ill-Treatment against LGBTIs in Deportation Cases

B and C v. Switzerland: Assessing the Risk of Ill-Treatment against LGBTIs in Deportation Cases

On 17 November 2020, the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) delivered B and C v. Switzerland, a case ...
UK’s ‘no notice’ immigration policy unlawfully interfered with the right to access to justice, holds Court of Appeal

UK’s ‘no notice’ immigration policy unlawfully interfered with the right to access to justice, holds Court of Appeal

Until March 2019, the UK operated an immigration policy – set out in Chapter 60 of the General Instructions to Home
Communalisation of Citizenship Law: Viewing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 Through the Prism of the Indian Constitution

Communalisation of Citizenship Law: Viewing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 Through the Prism of the Indian Constitution

The Citizenship Amendment Act breaches the right to equality and assaults the secular character of Indian ...
A Review of the Credibility Assessment in Hong Kong’s Torture Claim Regime

A Review of the Credibility Assessment in Hong Kong’s Torture Claim Regime

Since 2014, Hong Kong has conducted its asylum process through the Unified Screening Mechanism.  The process begins

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