Barnardo’s in battle with Home Office – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2008 in asylum, children, news by sally

“Charity says asylum backlog is forcing 110,000 children into ‘horrifying’ lives of fear and poverty.”

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The Guardian, 6th January 2008

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Judge rebukes Home Office over Iraqi boy seeking asylum – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2007 in asylum, children, deportation, news by sally

“A 15-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker deported to Austria is to be returned to the UK after a high court judge condemned the Home Office’s ‘total lack of humanitarianism’ in the case. He arrived unaccompanied in Britain a year ago, and was said by his carer to have been terrified when Border and Immigration Agency officials arrived without warning at his home in south-west London at 4am to arrest him last month.”

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The Guardian, 20th December 2007

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Asylum-seekers from Congo face deportation – The Independent

Posted December 20th, 2007 in asylum, deportation, news by sally

“Thousands of failed asylum-seekers face forced removal to the volatile Democratic Republic of Congo, where they say they face rape, torture and even death, after a landmark immigration ruling.”

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The Independent, 20th December 2007
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Deportation battle for footballer who fled death threats from secret society – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2007 in asylum, deportation, news, Sierra Leone by sally

“Bangura, 19, escaped trafficking, witchcraft and threats to mutilate him in his home country of Sierra Leone to play professional football in the richest league in the world. Today, that dark past will come back to haunt him as his fight against a Home Office deportation order reaches its final stage.”

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The Guardian, 26th November 2007

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Deportation of suicidal Kurdish teenager halted – The Independent

Posted November 23rd, 2007 in asylum, children, deportation, news, self-harm by sally

“The planned removal from the UK of a suicidal Kurdish teenager whose traumatic experience of the British deportation process drove her to self-harm appeared to have been scrapped yesterday.”

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The Independent, 23rd November 2007

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Brown halts deportation of Burma junta critic – The Independent

Posted November 22nd, 2007 in asylum, Burma, news by sally

“A Burmese dissident who faced deportation that could have sent him to the torture chamber in his troubled homeland has won his battle to stay in Britain after Gordon Brown stepped in to order a review of his case.”

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The Independent, 22nd November 2007

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AH (Sudan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted November 19th, 2007 in asylum, law reports, Sudan by sally

AH (Sudan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees intervening)

“In determining whether it would be unduly harsh to expect an asylum seeker to relocate to a safe haven in another part of his country, there was no requirement that the starting point of the assessment had to be consideration of conditions prevailing in the area from where the claimant had fled. It was for the decision maker to determine what weight was to be given to that, and all other relevant factors, in the context of the particular facts of the case.”

WLR Daily, 16th November 2007

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AH and Others (Sudan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Posted November 15th, 2007 in asylum, deportation, law reports, Sudan by sally

AH and Others (Sudan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

House of Lords

“In determining whether it would be unduly harsh to expect an asylum seeker to relocate to a safe haven in another part of his country, there was no requirement that consideration of conditions in the place of habitual residence had to be the starting point of the assessment. It was for the decision-maker to determine what weight was to be given to that, and all other relevant factors, in the context of the particular facts of the case.”

The Times, 15th November 2007

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Darfuri asylum seekers can be sent to Khartoum, Lords rule – The Times

Posted November 14th, 2007 in asylum, deportation, news, Sudan by sally

“The House of Lords has ruled that Darfuri asylum seekers can be deported to the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, overturning an earlier court of appeal decision.”

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The Guardian, 14th November 2007

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The Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2008 and the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (Fast Track Procedure) (Amendment) Rules 2008 – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 6th, 2007 in asylum, consultations, immigration, tribunals by sally

“A consultation paper proposing amendments to clarify existing rules and procedures, and to incorporate case law into the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal’s Procedure Rules and Fast Track Procedure Rules. One amendment is required as a result of primary legislation (the UK Borders Bill).”

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Ministry of Justice, 5th November 2007

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Victory for those who risked lives for Britain – The Times

Posted October 8th, 2007 in asylum, Iraq, news by sally

“Iraqi interpreters and other key support staff who have risked their lives to work for Britain are to be allowed to settle in the United Kingdom, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 6th October 2007

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Asylum seeker launches Aids test case – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2007 in AIDS, asylum, human rights, news by sally

“An asylum seeker with Aids who claims it would amount to inhuman or degrading treatment to send her home to Uganda will take a test case to the 17-judge grand chamber of the European court of human rights in Strasbourg today.”

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The Guardian, 26th September 2007

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Regina (A) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Posted September 5th, 2007 in asylum, deportation, detention, law reports by sally

Continued detention of failed asylum-seeker is lawful

Regina (A) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Court of Appeal

“The continued detention, pending deportation, of a failed asylum-seeker after the end of a term of imprisonment because the safety of the public would be at risk and there was a high risk that he would abscond, was not unlawful.”

The Times, 5th September 2007

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Judge suspends deportations to Congo – The Guardian

Posted August 23rd, 2007 in asylum, deportation, news by sally

“The home secretary, Jacqui Smith, has been ordered by a high court judge to suspend deportations of failed asylum seekers to the Democratic Republic of Congo.”

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2007

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Asylum removals down as Brown focuses on prisoners – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2007 in asylum, deportation, news by sally

“The number of failed asylum seekers removed from Britain has fallen to its lowest level for five years as immigration staff step up efforts to meet the prime minister’s target of deporting 4,000 foreign prisoners by the end of the year, the Home Office admitted yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2007

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Regina (Nasseri) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Posted August 3rd, 2007 in asylum, human rights, law reports, torture by sally

Asylum Act provision is incompatible

Regina (Nasseri) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department

Queen’s Bench Division

“An absolute bar preventing the Secretary of State for the Home Department from considering whether certain countries would return asylum-seekers in contravention of their human rights was incompatible with the right to not be subjected to torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”

The Times, 3rd August 2007

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R(A) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted August 1st, 2007 in asylum, deportation, detention, law reports by sally

R(A) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department 

“The Secretary of State had not acted unlawfully in continuing to detain pending removal a failed asylum seeker who, having served a sentence of imprisonment for rape, was considered to be a risk to the public and highly likely to abscond. The period of detention was not unreasonable in the circumstances and where the detainee had refused to return voluntarily and no means were available for his enforced return.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2007

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Police investigate bogus detention lawyer – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2007 in asylum, legal representation, news by sally

“A bogus lawyer who evaded security at two detention centres and took thousands of pounds from desperate asylum seekers is at the centre of a police investigation. The Home Office confirmed that detectives are examining the activities of Alan Kamara-Francis, a self-styled ‘street barrister’ who claims he has been entering Yarl’s Wood and Oakington detention centres for the past four years to act as a legal adviser to migrants facing deportation.”

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The Guardian, 24th July 2007

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Regina (AW, A and Y) v Croydon London Borough Council and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted May 11th, 2007 in asylum, human rights, law reports by sally

Support for asylum seekers

Regina (AW, A and Y) v. Croydon London Borough Council and Another

Court of Appeal 

“The duty to provide for an ablebodied destitute failed asylum-seeker, for whom the provision of support was necessary to avoid the breach of his or her rights under the European Convention on Human Rights, fell upon the Secretary of State for the Home Department whereas the duty to provide for an infirm destitute failed asylum-seeker in such circumstances rested upon the local authority.”

The Times, 11th May 2007

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R (AW and others) v. Croydon London Borough Council and another – WLR Daily

Posted April 5th, 2007 in asylum, law reports by sally

R (AW and others) v. Croydon London Borough Council and another [2007] EWCA Civ 266

Where a failed asylum seeker satisfied the criteria of s 21(1) and (1A) of the National Assistance Act 1948 in that he or she was “infirm destitute” and the provision of support was necessary for the purpose of avoiding a breach of his or her Convention rights within the meaning of para 3 of Sch 3 to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, that provision fell to be made by a local authority pursuant to s 21 of the 1948 Act.

WLR Daily, 4th April 2007

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