Immigration and Asylum

Human Trafficking in Scotland

Human Trafficking in Scotland

Following on from her previous post on forced labour in Britain Mei-Ling McNamara takes a closer look at the specific challenges facing Scotland. Scotland is a unique case on the...
The Hidden Face of Forced Labour in Britain

The Hidden Face of Forced Labour in Britain

As previous posts on the OxHRH Blog have highlighted, trafficking for forced labour remains a hot-button issue in the UK. A new report by the Office of International Migration (IOM),...
Unkind Cuts: UK Refugee Lawyers Cite Grave Concerns over Impending Legal Aid Restrictions

Unkind Cuts: UK Refugee Lawyers Cite Grave Concerns over Impending Legal Aid Restrictions

By Stephen Meili Following on from Jo Renshaw’s piece on this blog about the impact of the legal aid cuts on immigration, Stephen Meili presents an insight into lawyers’ perceptions...
April Fools: The Quiet Demolition of Legal Aid

April Fools: The Quiet Demolition of Legal Aid

By Jo Renshaw Following the celebration of National Pro Bono Week in the UK last week, Jo Renshaw, Partner and Head of the Immigration Team at Turpin & Miller LLP,...
State Sovereignty v Migrants’ Rights: Who Wins before the European and Inter-American Court of Human Rights?

State Sovereignty v Migrants’ Rights: Who Wins before the European and Inter-American Court of Human Rights?

On Tuesday this week, the Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) in conjunction with the Oxford Migration Law Discussion Group (OxMLDG) welcomed Professor Marie-Benedicte Dembour, Professor of Law and Anthropology at...
State Sovereignty v Migrants' Rights: Who Wins before the European and Inter-American Court of Human Rights?

State Sovereignty v Migrants' Rights: Who Wins before the European and Inter-American Court of Human Rights?

On Tuesday this week, the Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) in conjunction with the Oxford Migration Law Discussion Group (OxMLDG) welcomed Professor Marie-Benedicte Dembour, Professor of Law and Anthropology at...
Trapped between the Fences

Trapped between the Fences

Following Laura’s post on new Australian policies on asylum seekers, events on Israel’s border with Egypt shed light yet again on the Israeli government’s (mis)handling of (primarily Eritrean and Sudanese)...
Getting real on children's rights: Is offshore processing compatible with Australia's legal obligations to child refugee applicants?

Getting real on children's rights: Is offshore processing compatible with Australia's legal obligations to child refugee applicants?

Amidst the fierce debate surrounding the report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers (Houston Report) and the subsequent enactment of the Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing and Other Measures) Act...
Getting real on children’s rights: Is offshore processing compatible with Australia’s legal obligations to child refugee applicants?

Getting real on children’s rights: Is offshore processing compatible with Australia’s legal obligations to child refugee applicants?

Amidst the fierce debate surrounding the report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers (Houston Report) and the subsequent enactment of the Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing and Other Measures) Act...
Stigma and Stereotyping of Asylum Seekers: Is this the Australia We Want?

Stigma and Stereotyping of Asylum Seekers: Is this the Australia We Want?

Continuing with our Australian asylum seeker theme this week, the Oxford Human Rights Blog is delighted to welcome Australian writer, comedian, social commentator and participant from the SBS programme Go...
Australia's new offshore processing laws for asylum seekers raise doubt over Australia’s commitment to fundamental human rights and beyond

Australia's new offshore processing laws for asylum seekers raise doubt over Australia’s commitment to fundamental human rights and beyond

On 16 August 2012, the Migration Legislation (Regional Processing and Other Measures) Bill 2012 was passed in the Australian Parliament. In broad terms, the laws were introduced as a measure...
Australia’s new offshore processing laws for asylum seekers raise doubt over Australia’s commitment to fundamental human rights and beyond

Australia’s new offshore processing laws for asylum seekers raise doubt over Australia’s commitment to fundamental human rights and beyond

On 16 August 2012, the Migration Legislation (Regional Processing and Other Measures) Bill 2012 was passed in the Australian Parliament. In broad terms, the laws were introduced as a measure...

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