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

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 »

chatting around the world

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

Seeking asylum in the UK can be a difficult process. People often feel that they are alone or isolated. It can be a long period of uncertainty.

With Dr Victoria Canning (of Bristol University), we have developed the “Right to Remain asylum navigation board”. 

Following on from our earlier post about the value placed on letters of support from the Lesbian Immigration Support Group in a fresh claim (read that post here), in this post we look at a 2018 case from the Inner House of the Court of Session in Scotland.


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.

Housing 4 all protest

As Westminster debates the new contracts for asylum accommodation, Housing4All in Belfast have written about why these contracts and conditions must be human rights compliant.

Flag of Afghanistan

In January 2018, the Home Office issued a new country policy and information note on Afghanistan, dealing with the issue of “Afghans perceived as Western” on return (voluntary or forcibly removed) to Afghanistan.

If someone is discriminated against because of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership of a particular social group, they will not be entitled to protection under the Refugee Convention unless that discrimination is considered to amount to persecution.

Lack of credibility is the main reason that asylum claims are refused by the Home Office.

This means that the Home Office does not believe you have a well-founded fear of persecution – either because they don’t believe you are telling the truth about what has happened in the past, or that you are not really a member of a category of people that has been proved to be likely to face persecution.