Immigration and Asylum

Towards the abolition of the detention of immigrant children?

Towards the abolition of the detention of immigrant children?

In its recent Advisory Opinion 21/14, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) adopts a firm position ...
What Traffickers Know that the Court of Appeal Does Not

What Traffickers Know that the Court of Appeal Does Not

In Reyes and Suryadi v Al-Malki [2015] EWCA Civ 32 and Benkharbouche and Janah v Embassy of the Republic of Sudan ...
Detention of African Asylum Seekers in Israel: Welcome to Round Three

Detention of African Asylum Seekers in Israel: Welcome to Round Three

In a previous post, I analysed the Israeli High Court of Justice's (HCJ) judgment in Gebrselassie v. Knesset et al ...
Modern Slavery Bill – A Brief Review

Modern Slavery Bill – A Brief Review

How does it happen? The fire brigade is called to a fire in a terraced house. When the firemen arrive the doors ...
Transnational Human Rights Advocacy as the Contemporary Anti-Hegemon: Human Rights Implications for the BDS Movement

Transnational Human Rights Advocacy as the Contemporary Anti-Hegemon: Human Rights Implications for the BDS Movement

Critics have characterised the status of close to four million Palestinian refugees as "nothing short of heinous", ...
The Unified Screening Mechanism: Hong Kong to Assess Refugee Claims Alongside Torture Claims

The Unified Screening Mechanism: Hong Kong to Assess Refugee Claims Alongside Torture Claims

The UNHCR previously had the role of assessing and determining refugee claims (“persecution claims”) in Hong Kong ...
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 ...
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 ...

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