There is a new country guidance case on the situation of Kurds from Iran, called HB (Kurds) Iran CG [2018] UKUT 430 (IAC).

Lawyers have successfully challenged the Home Office’s decision to try and return two vulnerable people to Italy.


The solicitors Duncan Lewis have successfully challenged aspects of the Home Office’s removal window policy.

The organisation Asylum Aid have made a great video that explains asylum appeals in a friendly and accessible way. Support Asylum Aid to get translations… Read more »

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Right to Remain has teamed up with the brilliant Refugee Info Bus to translate some sections of our popular toolkit into six (SIX!) languages.

We’ve made this short video to show you how to use the online version of the Right to Remain Toolkit.

If you have claimed asylum, and do not have anywhere to live and/or money to support yourself (you are “destitute”), you may be entitled to  “asylum support”.  This is administered by the Home Office and includes housing – if needed – and basic living expenses.

Image from Not everyone has the right for their asylum claim to be heard in the UK.  If you are an adult and you claim… Read more »

It’s difficult enough understanding a court judgment in your own case or for someone you know, and understanding important case law is even tricker.  Other case law – country guidance cases, or important cases that set out the right procedure or application of legal principles or policies – may have important implications in your case or a case you are involved in.  Without knowing the case well, and only having the written judgment to go on, it can be difficult to know what a significant case means and how you may be able to apply it to your situation.

At one of the training sessions we ran this week with volunteers who are keen to learn more and do more for people seeking the right to remain in the UK – we looked at evidence.  What ‘evidence’ means, in the context of asylum, immigration and human rights cases.  How someone can get this evidence, and how others can help them.  We discussed how important documentary evidence is, when so many legal cases are refused on the basis of credibility – the Home Office or the courts don’t believe you are telling the truth.