Immigration and Asylum

Government Lodges Plans to More Than Double Oxfordshire Immigration Removal Centre

Government Lodges Plans to More Than Double Oxfordshire Immigration Removal Centre

The Home Office recently submitted plans for major expansion of Campsfield House, an Immigration Removal Centre ...
High Time for Europe to Offer Temporary Protection to Refugees from Syria?

High Time for Europe to Offer Temporary Protection to Refugees from Syria?

Approximately 3 million people have fled Syria due to the armed conflict. About 96% of the refugees remain in ...
Providing Syrian Survivors of Torture Access to Rehabilitation Services

Providing Syrian Survivors of Torture Access to Rehabilitation Services

Mental health and other rehabilitation services can be key to restoring basic functioning and facilitate resilience
Second Strike and You are (Finally) Out? The Israeli Supreme Court quashes (again) the Prevention of Infiltration Law

Second Strike and You are (Finally) Out? The Israeli Supreme Court quashes (again) the Prevention of Infiltration Law

On 22 September 2014, the Israeli Supreme Court sitting as a High Court of Justice quashed in a 217-page judgment ...
Hounga v Allen: Trojan Horse Comes to the Rescue of ‘Illegal’ Migrants

Hounga v Allen: Trojan Horse Comes to the Rescue of ‘Illegal’ Migrants

In Hounga v Allen [2014] UKSC 47 the Supreme Court took the opportunity to overrule one of the most controversial ...
Gays: a Prohibited Class in CARICOM?

Gays: a Prohibited Class in CARICOM?

In the western hemisphere, only 11 Caribbean states still criminalize private consensual adult same-gender ...
Internally Displaced Persons in Ukraine

Internally Displaced Persons in Ukraine

Well over 300,000 people have been displaced from their homes due to the ongoing violence in Ukraine. We have seen ...
Ángel: migrante afro hondureño torturado y encarcelado en México

Ángel: migrante afro hondureño torturado y encarcelado en México

Imagine que usted es padre de dos hijos en Honduras y está desesperado por encontrar un trabajo que le permita ...
Angel: Afro-Honduran migrant tortured and imprisoned in Mexico

Angel: Afro-Honduran migrant tortured and imprisoned in Mexico

Imagine that you are a father of two in Honduras and are in desperate need of a job allowing you to pay for medical
Migrants’ Voting at the Local Level is a Human Right

Migrants’ Voting at the Local Level is a Human Right

According to a recent study, only 15 of the 28 EU member states allow categories of resident migrants (‘third ...
European Legal Aid in a Domestic Framework – Part Two

European Legal Aid in a Domestic Framework – Part Two

As hinted in yesterday’s post, under section 4 of LASPO, The Lord Chancellor provided guidance on how to decide ...
A European Right to Legal Aid? Part One

A European Right to Legal Aid? Part One

A key aspect of the Government’s reform agenda regarding civil legal aid is the restriction, set out in Schedule 1 ...

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