Refugee Rights
Total 20 Posts

What is rule 39? UK Government tells civil servants to ignore European Court of Human Rights on Rwanda deportations

5 min read
The UK Government faces challenges in its asylum plan to send refugees to Rwanda, amid legal debates, prompting it to instruct civil servants to ignore European Court of Human Rights’ rule 39 orders. Persistent violations risk expulsion from the Council of Europe, impacting human rights.

‘When you get status the struggle doesn’t end’ — What it’s like to be a new refugee in the UK

5 min read
New refugees have just 28 days to access the essential services they need to rebuild their lives in the UK. In the ‘destitution gap’, many will become homeless.

Hiring refugees is not just ‘doing a good thing’ – research shows it can also help businesses

5 min read
Refugees can help fill labour shortages and skills gaps, while also boosting diversity and competitiveness.

Sending UK asylum seekers to Ascension Island is a legal non-starter – if the government really is planning to do it

5 min read
The UK government is briefing that a remote patch of land in the South Atlantic, Ascension Island, could become a processing hub for people crossing the Channel in small boats.

Tory MP tells asylum seekers to “f*** off back to France” if they don’t like barges

7 min read
Amidst the ongoing debate about asylum seekers being housed on barges, Tory MP Lee Anderson’s populist views have stirred controversy.

Why UK court ruled Rwanda isn’t a safe place to send refugees – and what this means for the Government’s immigration plans

5 min read
The Government’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda has been ruled unlawful by the Court of Appeal, which found that Rwanda’s asylum system is not fair and effective. Relief for refugees who faced being deported to a country where they could face persecution.

Illegal immigration bill does more than ‘push the boundaries’ of international law

5 min read
The UK government is introducing a bill to deter small boat migration and remove those who arrive illegally. It violates international law, overriding domestic laws, the Refugee Convention and Human Rights Law.
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