The UK’s departure from the EU on January 31st 2020 has intensified the concern of rights groups for the estimated 900,000 EU nationals yet to secure their status through the Home Office’s settled status scheme.
Do you want to make a difference in these challenging times for migrant rights? Do you have the skills and experience to help a small national organisation continue to punch above its weight?
Right to Remain is seeking to recruit volunteer board members for our Management Committee, including a new Treasurer.
No one should be destitute. In the modern world, and in a wealthy country, it is quite simply an ideological choice that people are homeless and/or without the very basics people need to live a decent life.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Lisa Matthews, Coordinator at Right to Remain, reflects on the legacy of the slave trade in Liverpool and inspiring anti-racist campaigners today.