Lisa Matthews, Coordinator at Right to Remain, reflects on the legacy of the slave trade in Liverpool and inspiring anti-racist campaigners today.
A recent academic report on immigration judicial reviews provides interesting insight into the issue of when a judicial review is a good idea.
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.
If you use the Toolkit, please help us by taking part in a short survey.
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!
It has emerged during a judicial review brought by the organisations the3million and the Open Rights Group that hearing 60% of the requests for disclosure of data held by the government have been denied since the beginning of 2019 because of a power brought in by the 2018 Data Protection Act.
Government getting you down? Maybe today is a good day to buy a fundraising #NoOneIsIllegal t-shirt. Or sweatshirt/hoody. It’s not always going to be this hot.
As the holiday season approaches, alongside the prospect of another brief summer in the UK, those of us privileged enough to do so find ourselves arriving at airports, eagerly awaiting our escapism. But most holiday makers do not know that their chosen airport is a prison to those who want to stay in the UK.
This week, there’s been devastating stories of lives lost because of borders.
We will not forget them.
And we will continue working with others for change. There’s so many of us who want a better world.