We were delighted to hear the news last week that Otis Bolamu was granted the right to remain. Otis, originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo but now truly claimed by Swansea, was detained and faced imminent removal at the end of 2018.
Taking a look at structural unfairness, when behaviour of the Home Office representatives at appeal hearings is treated very differently by judges and the Tribunal than when someone seeking asylum or other right to remain does something comparable.
Tempting as it is to not look back at this year, it’s important to remember the small successes, and how we’ve survived this year to fight for a better one.
We are very pleased to be part of the Refugee Solidarity Summit, a convening of grassroots solidarity networks, non profit organisations, activists, volunteers, community organisers and NGO’s working in the areas of refugee support, solidarity, advocacy and welcome in the UK and across Europe.
The Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a 2018 decision from the Court of Appeal that, prior to March 2017, the Home Office had been detaining people under the Dublin Regulations unlawfully.
It can’t have escaped your attention that there is a general election looming in the UK. You might not know this, but it isn’t just British citizens who can vote. We’ve put together some information and useful links here to help you with the democratic process.
The latest video from our series on understanding the UK asylum and immigration system – this one is on understanding case law.
Find out what it is, where to find it, and how to use it in your legal case.
The Right to Remain asylum navigation board is a way to understand each step of the asylum system, from application to decision. We made these boards last year with Dr Victoria Canning and Calverts press … and we only have a few copies left.
Upper Tribunal finds that “the situation in Sudan remains volatile after civil protests started in late 2018 and the future is unpredictable” and the 2009/2015 cases on non-Arab Darfuris stand.
Over the last decade, drastic legal aid cuts have left many to navigate the asylum and immigration system unrepresented. Last week, there was some rare good news when the government announced that separated children would once again get legal aid for immigration and citizenship issues.