High Court dismisses negligence claim over failed group action – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has struck out a negligence claim against the law firm and eight barristers who acted on a failed group action on behalf of more than 40,000 Kenyans against the Foreign Office.’

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Legal Futures, 30th May 2023

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Windrush victims being failed by compensation scheme – report – BBC News

‘Windrush scandal victims are still facing long waits and inadequate offers of compensation, according to a new report by a global human rights group. Human Rights Watch said the Home Office-run compensation scheme should be handed to an independent body.’

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BBC News, 17th April 2023

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Suella Braverman facing legal action over broken Windrush pledges – The Independent

‘Suella Braverman is facing legal action on the eve of the Windrush scandal anniversary for refusing to implement all the recommendations from an independent review into the government’s wrongdoing.’

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The Independent, 6th April 2023

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Home Office delays Windrush grants amid row over social media posts – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2023 in citizenship, colonies, delay, government departments, immigration, internet, news by tracey

‘The Home Office has decided not to award £150,000-worth of grants to Windrush community organisations, amid internal disagreement about whether funds should be given to groups that have expressed criticism of the government on social media.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2023

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Chagos Islands: UK should pay reparations, says Human Rights Watch – BBC News

Posted February 16th, 2023 in Chagos Islands, colonies, compensation, human rights, news, United Nations by sally

‘The UK is committing crimes against humanity after removing people from the Chagos Islands, a British territory in the Indian Ocean, a rights group said.’

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BBC News, 16th February 2023

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Windrush report: Suella Braverman scraps three recommendations – BBC News

‘The head of the Windrush inquiry has expressed disappointment after the home secretary confirmed the government was dropping three key commitments made in the wake of the scandal.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2023

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Turks and Caicos head said to question UK’s alleged failure to keep residents safe – The Guardian

‘A diplomatic row has broken out over the UK’s alleged delay in helping an overseas territory combat a spate of murders and untrammelled drugs trading.’

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The Guardian, 13th October 2022

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Research Briefing: Commonwealth and Human Rights Research Briefing Published Tuesday, 30 August, 2022 – House of Commons Library

‘Describes the Commonwealth’s work on human rights and the issues it seeks to address, such as the economic empowerment of women and preventing modern slavery.’

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House of Commons Library , 30th August 2022

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Research Briefing: Brexit and the UK’s Overseas Territories – House of Commons Library

Posted August 3rd, 2022 in brexit, colonies, EC law, news, parliament by tracey

‘What’s the significance of the UK’s departure from the EU for the UK’s 14 Overseas Territories, in relation to trade, funding, defence, and sovereignty?’

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House of Commons Library , 1st August 2022

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Windrush man was treated shamefully, appeal judges say – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2022 in appeals, assault, citizenship, colonies, criminal records, immigration, news by sally

‘A man who travelled to Britain in 1960 when he was three, as part of the Windrush generation, was “shamefully treated”, senior judges have said.’

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BBC News, 28th July 2022

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Research briefing: The UK Overseas Territories and their Governors – House of Commons Library

Posted July 5th, 2022 in colonies, constitutional law, news by tracey

‘The UK has 14 Overseas Territories. The paper describes the role of UK-appointed Governors to make law and policy on reserved topics, such as external affairs.’

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House of Commons Library , 30th June 2022

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Windrush: only one in four applicants have received compensation – The Guardian

‘Only one in four applicants to the Windrush compensation scheme have received payments four years after the government promised redress for those wrongly classified by the Home Office as illegal immigrants.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2022

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Windrush scandal: Government must publish report institutional racism, lawyer says – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2022 in citizenship, colonies, government departments, immigration, news, racism, reports by sally

‘A lawyer for Windrush victims says the government must publish a report which suggests institutional racism at the Home Office caused the scandal.’

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BBC News, 30th May 2022

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Windrush scandal caused by ‘30 years of racist immigration laws’ – report – The Guardian

‘The origins of the Windrush scandal lay in 30 years of racist immigration legislation designed to reduce the UK’s non-white population, according to a leaked government report.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2022

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Changes needed so Windrush payout scheme is ‘efficient and effective’ – report – The Independent

Posted March 25th, 2022 in colonies, compensation, delay, government departments, immigration, news, statistics by tracey

‘The Windrush compensation scheme has “structural weaknesses” and needs reform so it can be “efficient and effective”, according to a report.’

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The Independent, 24th March 2022

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Research briefing: LGBT+ rights and issues in the Caribbean – House of Commons Library

‘This briefing focuses on LGBT+ rights and issues in seven Caribbean states: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica and St Lucia.’

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House of Commons Library , 27th January 2022

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Priti Patel faces legal action over Windrush Compensation Scheme failures – The Independent

Posted December 14th, 2021 in citizenship, colonies, compensation, immigration, news by tracey

‘Priti Patel is facing legal action for the Windrush Compensation Scheme’s failure to pay out to victims – with just 5 per cent receiving money in the four years since the scandal came to light.’

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The Independent, 13th December 2021

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Windrush: Care leavers say compensation is being denied – BBC News

Posted November 30th, 2021 in care orders, children, citizenship, colonies, compensation, immigration, news by tracey

‘Government compensation is being denied to some Windrush victims who were in care as children, it is claimed.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2021

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Windrush: Home Office has compensated just 5% of victims in four years – The Guardian

‘Just 5% of Windrush victims have received compensation four years after the scandal emerged, according to a damning report by cross-party MPs which called for the scheme to be taken out of Home Office control.’

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The Guardian, 24th November 2021

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Windrush compensation scheme has ‘concerning weaknesses’, says charity – The Guardian

‘There are “concerning weaknesses” in the Windrush compensation scheme, according to a legal charity that has called for the programme to be taken out of the Home Office.’

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The Guardian, 15th November 2021

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