Law and the ‘illegals’: reforming UK immigration detention – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted August 28th, 2015 in asylum, deportation, detention, immigration, news, time limits by sally

‘The UK has the largest immigration detention estate in Europe, with approximately 30,000 individuals being detained under immigration powers over the course of the last year. The vast majority of detainees are held in Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs), however detainees can be held in a number of different locations including prisons, and even less satisfactorily, police cells. The UK is the only EU country to also not impose an upper time limit on the use of immigration detention. This article considers a number of policy areas relating to immigration detention which have come under heavy scrutiny and may identify potential opportunities for reform.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 27th August 2015

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Asylum seekers fight deportation to Afghanistan – The Guardian

Posted August 25th, 2015 in appeals, asylum, deportation, news by sally

‘Lawyers have launched a series of last-minute challenges to the proposed deportation of failed asylum seekers on a charter flight to Afghanistan.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2015

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Calais migrant crisis—what are the human rights obligations of member states? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted August 24th, 2015 in asylum, EC law, human rights, immigration, news by sally

‘As the Calais migrant crisis continues, Greg Ó Ceallaigh, barrister at Garden Court Chambers, explains the human rights obligations of member states involved.’
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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 21st August 2015

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What happens to failed asylum seekers? – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2015 in appeals, asylum, detention, EC law, immigration, news by sally

‘Thousands of migrants are camped around Calais in northern France. Many will risk their lives smuggling themselves across the Channel into the UK. What happens to those that get through?’
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BBC News, 13th August 2015

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Yarl’s Wood conditions deteriorated so much women are being treated like ‘animals’ – The Independent

‘Conditions at a privately run immigration removal centre have “deteriorated” over the past year to the extent that almost half of the women held there fear for their safety, according to a damning report published by the Chief Inspector of Prisons.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2015

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UK prisons inspector seeks time limits on detention of migrants without trial – The Guardian

‘The chief prisons inspector has called for time limits on the detention of migrants without trial after fresh warnings of a significant deterioration in conditions at an immigration removal centre for women.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2015

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Consultation and impact assessment on ending support for failed asylum seekers – Free Movement

Posted August 6th, 2015 in asylum, consultations, news, reports by sally

‘A consultation and impact assessment on the new panic proposals to remove asylum support for failed asylum seekers have been published. These reveal the details of the proposals.’

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Free Movement, 4th August 2015

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Illegal immigrants to UK face eviction without court order under new plans – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2015 in asylum, benefits, bills, housing, immigration, landlord & tenant, news, proceeds of crime by sally

‘Immigrants living in Britain illegally will face abrupt eviction from rental properties under new laws designed to make Britain a tougher place to live in, the government will announce as it redoubles its response to the Calais migrant crisis.’

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2015

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Why do the “migrants” in Calais want to come to the UK? – Free Movement

Posted July 31st, 2015 in asylum, immigration, media, news, refugees, statistics by sally

‘”Cockroaches” according to Katie Hopkins. A “swarm” according to our likeminded Prime Minister, David Cameron, and The Daily Mail (again). An “army” according to the popular press, who seem to think we should literally send troops into France (without asking the French, we can assume) to hold the thin red line. “Migrants” to others. Why never “refugees”, though, which is what most of them are? What do we know about who these people are — brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers and children, all of them — and why they want to come to the UK?’

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Free Movement, 31st July 2015

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Court of Appeal agrees that Detained Fast Track appeals are inherently unfair – Free Movement

Posted July 30th, 2015 in appeals, asylum, case management, news by sally

‘In a judgment handed down this morning, the Court of Appeal has agreed with Nichol J’s earlier judgment in the High Court holding the Detained Fast Track appeal system to be inherently unfair. The new judgment is The Lord Chancellor v Detention Action [2015] EWCA Civ 840. The Home Office were an interested party.’

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Free Movement, 29th July 2015

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Court rejects government appeal over fast-track detention of asylum seekers – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2015 in appeals, asylum, detention, news by sally

‘Government hopes of quickly restarting the detention of asylum seekers under its fast-track process have been dealt a serious blow by the loss of a court of appeal challenge brought by the justice secretary, Michael Gove.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2015

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Divorce court fees to rise by a third – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2015 in asylum, civil justice, consultations, courts, divorce, fees, immigration, news by sally

‘The cost of getting divorced is to rise by about a third after the government announced increased court fees.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2015

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Hundreds of torture victims may sue UK over asylum detention – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2015 in asylum, detention, immigration, news by sally

‘Hundreds of torture victims may sue the government for unlawful detention after a landmark ruling in the high court. Many of these cases could now be reconsidered by the Home Office.’

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2015

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100 asylum seekers to be released as detention system is suspended – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in asylum, detention, immigration, news by tracey

‘800 cases to be reviewed after immigration minister suspends “detained fast-track” system following court ruling that appeals part of system was ‘structurally unfair.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2015

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Regina (Detention Action) v First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and others – WLR Daily

Regina (Detention Action) v First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and others [2015] EWHC 1689 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 267

‘The fast track rule regime in the Schedule to the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Rules 2014 was ultra vires.’

WLR Daily, 12th June 2015

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Detained asylum seekers to be able to apply for bail – The Guardian

Posted June 30th, 2015 in appeals, asylum, bail, detention, immigration, news, statistics by sally

‘Hundreds of failed asylum seekers in immigration detention centres will be able to apply to be freed on bail, the Home Office is expected to confirm shortly.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2015

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UK’s ‘structurally unfair’ asylum appeals process suspended by court after legal challenge – The Independent

Posted June 29th, 2015 in appeals, asylum, charities, detention, news, refugees by sally

‘A court has suspended the UK’s fast-track asylum appeals system after a legal challenge by a charity that says it is “structurally unfair”.’

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The Independent, 26th June 2015

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Why one failed asylum seeker trended – while many others do not – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2015 in asylum, deportation, detention, immigration, internet, news by sally

‘The term “failed asylum seeker” doesn’t usually elicit huge sympathy in the UK – so why did thousands rally behind one man deported this week?’

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BBC News, 13th June 2015

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Fast-track asylum system ‘unlawful’, High Court rules – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2015 in appeals, asylum, deportation, detention, immigration, news, ultra vires by sally

‘The future of a key part of the government’s system to remove failed asylum seekers is in doubt after the High Court ruled it was unlawful.’

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BBC News, 12th June 2015

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Bisexual asylum seeker in Home Office battle has deportation flight cancelled – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2015 in asylum, deportation, homosexuality, human rights, news by michael

‘Immigration authorities have cancelled the deportation flight of a Jamaican asylum seeker who faced removal from the UK after the Home Office refused to accept he was bisexual.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2015

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