Legal Updates

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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According to the Ethics and Integrity Minister Simon Lokodo, the Ugandan government is intending to re-table the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, that threatened to become law five years ago.

Reuters news agency reports that the bill will be re-introduced in parliament in the coming weeks and is expected to be voted on before the end of the year.

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The second in our series of legal information videos! This training session via video, based on the Right to Remain Toolkit, is on judicial reviews.

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The Bail Observation Project have released a new report, based on 12 law students watching 55 bail hearings at Taylor House over six months. The majority of the hearings were conducted by video-link, meaning the person was in a room at the detention centre, while the judge, interpreter, lawyer (if there was one), friends and supporters of the individual were in the hearing room in London.

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In March 2019, the European Asylum Support Office released a report on Iraq, specifically on the targeting of individuals.

Although this report was published more than six months ago, it was referenced just this week by an immigration judge in the First-tier Tribunal, who said he intended to use it as part of his judgment.