Immigration and Asylum

Migrant ‘Push Backs’ at Sea are Prohibited ‘Collective Expulsions’

Migrant ‘Push Backs’ at Sea are Prohibited ‘Collective Expulsions’

  In the early hours of 20 January 2014, a boat coming from Turkey carrying twenty-seven Afghan and Syrian ...
The New Barbarians: Bulgarians and Romanians at the Gate!

The New Barbarians: Bulgarians and Romanians at the Gate!

Joseph Goebbels, Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany, is reputed to have said: ‘If you tell a lie big ...
Judicial Review of Migrant Detention in Europe: In Search of Effectiveness and Speediness

Judicial Review of Migrant Detention in Europe: In Search of Effectiveness and Speediness

  Detention has been highlighted in recent years by a number of international and non-governmental ...
Palestinian Refugees in Syria: A Primer For Advocacy

Palestinian Refugees in Syria: A Primer For Advocacy

In the face of crisis, it is very easy for those of us in neither government nor humanitarian work to switch off ...
XYZ or HJ: How do EU and UK refugee law stack up on identity issues?

XYZ or HJ: How do EU and UK refugee law stack up on identity issues?

The purpose of refugee law is to give sanctuary to people fleeing persecution because of some aspect of their ...
The Prevention of Infiltration (Amendment no. 4) Bill: A malevolent response to the Israeli Supreme Court judgment

The Prevention of Infiltration (Amendment no. 4) Bill: A malevolent response to the Israeli Supreme Court judgment

On 16 September, the Israeli Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice (HCJ), handed down a unanimous ...
Ode v High Court of Ireland: the Right to Respect for Family Life is Alive and Kicking

Ode v High Court of Ireland: the Right to Respect for Family Life is Alive and Kicking

There is a constant undercurrent of scepticism in the UK regarding the role of human rights in the legal system. ...
Fundamental Human Rights and the Community Law of CARICOM

Fundamental Human Rights and the Community Law of CARICOM

In 1973, pursuant to the Treaty of Chaguaramas (ToC), the independent countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean and ...
Sinking hopes? Climate Change Refugees in New Zealand

Sinking hopes? Climate Change Refugees in New Zealand

New Zealand’s Immigration and Protection Tribunal recently considered a “climate change refugee” case under its ...
New Bill Shifts Focus to Survivors of Human Trafficking

New Bill Shifts Focus to Survivors of Human Trafficking

Earlier this year, I interviewed a group of young Bangladeshi men who had been trafficked into Scotland to work in ...
Disenfranchising the Disenfranchised? – Appeal Rights in the Immigration Bill 2013

Disenfranchising the Disenfranchised? – Appeal Rights in the Immigration Bill 2013

The first immigration bill to be published in four years was introduced in the House of Commons on 10 October ...
Al-Jedda: Judicial Commitment to the Universal Application of the Right to a Nationality

Al-Jedda: Judicial Commitment to the Universal Application of the Right to a Nationality

The Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 provides that the Secretary of State may, as a general rule, ...

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