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Did you know we have sections of the Right to Remain Toolkit translated into other languages (including videos)?

We have added all of the videos launched over the last few week, explaining the UK asylum process in four stages.

A recent academic report on immigration judicial reviews provides interesting insight into the issue of when a judicial review is a good idea.

This week, we have launched a new and improved section of the Right to Remain Toolkit.

The “If You Have Children in the UK” – previously called “rights of the child”, looks at applying for the right to remain in the UK as the parent of a child who may have the right to remain.

The first in a new type of resource from Right to Remain! A training session via video, based on the Right to Remain Toolkit and appeal hearing observing.

This 20 minute video looks at asylum and immigration appeals, with a particular focus on the appeal hearing.

This month, the organisation Human Rights Watch have released a new report on Eritrea that may be useful for people seeking asylum from Eritrea, or those supporting them.

The report, “They are making us into slaves, not educating us” says that despite the signing of a peace agreement with Ethiopia in July 2018, indefinite military conscription continues. The long running border war has been used as a justification for the repressive system of enforced, indefinite conscription, described as “slavery-like” by the United Nations Commission of Enquiry on Eritrea.

This is a guest blog post by Dr Judith Reynolds. The post explains the different strategies and behaviours to support or improve communication with your asylum/immigration lawyer.

We are very excited to announce the launch of brand new videos about the UK asylum system, a joint project between Refugee Info Bus, Right to Remain and Sara Khayat Art Work.

Based on the Right to Remain Toolkit, with translations by Refugee Info Bus and with stunning animation by Sara, these videos will help people understand their rights at crucial stages of the asylum process.

We are delighted to be embarking on a new chapter in the life of the Toolkit, thanks to a grant from the Legal Education Foundation.

We are really excited to be getting out and about, hearing from the people who need our resources most, and taking the Toolkit to the next level.

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The newly updated Home Office guidance on conducting asylum substantive interviews makes for interesting reading.

The document presents a curious mismatch between good practice on paper, and years of hearing and seeing their behaviour in the past.

We are delighted that the brilliant play, The Claim, has returned and is part of Edinburgh Festival this year and indeed part of the British Council Showcase in the festival.

And we’re running a workshop in Edinburgh to tie in with the performances!