By Alice Lucas @RefugeeData Alice is the Senior Programme Officer at the Refugee Rights Data Project (RRDP), which is dedicated to documenting human rights violations against refugees… Read more »

By Dr. Omar Khan @omaromalleykhan New research reveals how government policy and rhetoric stereotypes and divides poor communities, making life much harder for migrants and asylum-seekers,… Read more »

“totally lacking credibility … an undergraduate would be failed for this sort of thing.” An independent inspector’s report has criticised the use of country information… Read more »


Here are some of the important events of the last year – moments of solidarity and success, setbacks and threats, and working together to overcome… Read more »


By RtR volunteer, Alexa Sidor. The tried and tested formula of scapegoating migrants crops up into the British zeitgeist every so often, each time bringing… Read more »


This post will give a round up on some of the latest significant legal aid and immigration news, focussing on the residence test, the evident, grim impact of LASPO 2012, and the Home Secretary’s win over minimum income requirements in the Court of Appeal.

When the latest wave of legal aid changes was proposed last year, the residence test was immediately one of the top concerns (see September blog… Read more »

Have your say on the Immigration Bill >> On 22 October, the new Immigration Bill had its second reading in the House of Commons.  At… Read more »

Described variously as “ugly, divisive politics” (Sarah Teather MP), a “valuable tool for racist landlords” (Maurice Mcleod), “meandering popularism” (John Harris) and “immigration policy that… Read more »

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This is the text of a talk given by Lisa Matthews of NCADC at the 2013 SOAS Detainee Support conference on Saturday 27 April.  The… Read more »