Taking a look at structural unfairness, when behaviour of the Home Office representatives at appeal hearings is treated very differently by judges and the Tribunal than when someone seeking asylum or other right to remain does something comparable.Read more
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.Read more
Observing appeal hearings is a strange, uncomfortable business. But It gives you a bit of distance that means you can think about procedures, timings, dynamics and how to communicate this information to people who need it, in a way that’s difficult if you’re personally involved.Read more
When refugees and other migrants reach UK shores their struggle isn’t over, they encounter a ‘hostile environment’ that seeks to penalise and alienate them. When groups, like the Stansted 15, fight the injustices imposed by the UK Home Office they are prosecuted under terrorism offences. But solidarity can be a powerful tool.Read more
At Right to Remain’s annual gathering in Sheffield last week, we got together many of the grassroots asylum and migrants support groups we work with and shared collective learning and experiences of navigating the UK’s asylum and immigration system.
One of the topics of discussion was fresh claims.Read more
Not all immigration decisions have the right of appeal in the UK.
There is currently only the right of appeal within the UK if the Home Office refuse an application based on: an “international protection” claim (asylum or Humanitarian Protection applications); a decision to revoke refugee status or humanitarian protection; a decision that you have no right to remain under European law; or a human rights claim.
And not all applications based on human rights or protection grounds have a right of appeal in the UK.Read more
The vast majority of women seeking asylum in Britain are survivors, too. They need to go to court to win their right to asylum. They are subjected not only to the toxic culture of disbelief confronting British survivors but to a deeply embedded culture of denial underpinned by racist and anti-refugee sentiment. And a new report by Asylum Aid is set to reveal how thoroughly that system is failing them.Read more
Last night, activists blockaded Stansted Airport to stop the departure of the scheduled charter flight mass deportation to Nigeria and Ghana. At the time of writing, the blockade continues and the charter flight has not departed. Why have activists taken such a drastic action?
Charter flight removals/deportations are one of the shadiest aspects of the UK’s asylum and immigration process.
Shielded from public oversight, information protected from freedom of information requests, every month these ‘ghost flights’ forcibly remove people en masse from the UK.Read more
From 1 December 2016, the “out of country” appeals regime is extended.Read more
The government has announced that the appeal fees would revert to the previous level, and refunds would be made to those who had paid the increased fees. The government will review the situation and secondary legislation would follow to “formalise the position as soon as possible”.Read more
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Right to Remain works with communities, groups and organisations across the UK, providing information, resources, training and assistance to help people to establish their right to remain, and to challenge injustice in the immigration and asylum system. Right to Remain is a registered charity (charity number 1192934).Read more