Defendant nationality declarations ‘offensive’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 17th, 2017 in bias, citizenship, immigration, magistrates, news by tracey

‘Making defendants in criminal proceedings declare their nationality is “offensive and objectionable”, the former president of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association (LCCSA) has said.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 16th November 2017

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Yarl’s Wood immigration centre: Questions over need to detain women – BBC news

Posted November 15th, 2017 in detention, immigration, news, reports, women by tracey

‘Two-thirds of women held at an immigration removal centre are later released into the community, a watchdog report has revealed. Inspectors said the finding raised concerns about whether the women should have been detained at Yarl’s Wood, Bedfordshire, in the first place.’

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BBC news, 15th November 2017

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Defendants must reveal nationality in magistrates courts – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2017 in bias, citizenship, immigration, magistrates, news by tracey

‘Defendants will have to disclose their nationality at their first appearance before magistrates in England and Wales from next week under powers that human rights groups say will undermine the right to a fair trial.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2017

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Home Office monitoring of missing foreign offenders criticised – BBC News

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in deportation, fugitive offenders, immigration, news by tracey

‘Not enough is being done to find almost 56,000 absconded foreign nationals due to be deported, a report has said. The Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration said efforts to monitor a further 80,000 foreign offenders and illegal immigrants was being “seriously compromised” by Home Office failings.’

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BBC News, 2nd November 2017

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Law Pod UK Ep. 14: Unlawful detention in immigration cases – 1 COR

Posted October 30th, 2017 in detention, immigration, news by sally

‘Alasdair Henderson and Suzanne Lambert discuss the difficulties around unlawful detention in immigration cases. Recorded at the 2017 Public Law event at King’s College London.’

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Law Pod UK, 27th October 2017

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Brook House: Inquiry call into immigration centre allegations – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2017 in detention, immigration, inquiries, news, security companies by sally

‘A “prompt” and independent inquiry should be held into alleged abuse at an immigration removal centre in the UK, a human rights body has said.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2017

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What’s in a Word? Home Office Lose Torture Definition Case – RightsInfo

‘Last week, the Home Office lost a case over its controversial definition of “torture,” which the High Court ruled was unlawful.’

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RightsInfo, 16th October 2017

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Divorce forum disputes: when dual nationality may not be a possibility – Family Law

‘As there can be dramatic financial and other differences for an international family in proceedings in one country or another, jurisdiction is fundamentally important. It is sometimes based on nationality. But some countries prevent citizens having nationality of more than one country. International family lawyers need to be aware of which countries allow or prohibit dual nationality.’

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Family Law, 13th October 2017

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Home Office treated couple living legally in UK ‘like criminals’ – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2017 in appeals, deportation, government departments, immigration, news by sally

‘A Spanish woman who has lived in the UK for 15 years has accused the Home Office of treating her family like criminals after her American husband and the father of her three children applied for a permanent residency (PR) card.’

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The Guardian, 11th October 2017

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Torture victims were wrongly imprisoned in UK, high court rules – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2017 in detention, immigration, news, torture, victims by sally

‘Hundreds of victims of torture have been wrongly locked up in immigration detention centres, a high court judge has ruled, following a challenge by seven survivors of serious abuse.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2017

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One in five stopped by immigration enforcement is a UK citizen, figures show – The Guardian

‘One in five people stopped by immigration enforcement teams in Britain’s biggest cities is a UK national, according to newly revealed figures that critics say cast doubt on official claims that such stops are “intelligence-led”.’

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The Guardian, 8th October 2017

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Investigation begins after Jamaican detainee, 38, dies – The Guardian

Posted October 5th, 2017 in death in custody, detention, immigration, news by tracey

‘An investigation has been launched into the death of a 38-year-old immigration detainee after the Home office confirmed that a Jamaican man died on Tuesday while he was being held at Morton Hall immigration removal centre in Lincoln. It is the third such death in less than a month and human rights campaigners have expressed alarm at the incident. The prisons and probation ombudsman has begun an investigation.’

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The Guardian, 4th October 2017

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Home Office visa delays ‘inhumane’ – BBC News

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in bills, delay, immigration, news by sally

‘Economic migrants are living in administrative limbo without passports for up to two years because of Home Office delays, figures show.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2017

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Home Office launches inquiry into G4S finances – BBC News

Posted September 20th, 2017 in accounts, detention, immigration, inquiries, news, security companies by sally

‘Claims that G4S gave inaccurate financial information about the running of two immigration centres are being investigated, the Home Office has said.’

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BBC News, 19th September 2017

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G4S faces investigation over running of immigration detention centre where detainees were abused – The Independent

Posted September 15th, 2017 in detention, fraud, immigration, news, restraint, security companies by tracey

‘G4S faces an investigation over allegations it has been overcharging the Home Office to run a scandal-hit immigration detention centre where migrants have been abused and humiliated.’

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The Independent, 15th September 2017

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Samim Bigzad: Home Office ‘violates court order’ to deport Afghan man threatened with beheading to Kabul – The Independent

Posted September 14th, 2017 in deportation, government departments, illegality, immigration, news by tracey

‘The Home Office has been accused of violating a court order to deport an Afghan man threatened with beheading by the Taliban.’

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The Independent, 13th September 2017

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UK high court blocks deportation of man who accuses G4S of abuse – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2017 in assault, asylum, deportation, immigration, news, security companies by tracey

‘A high court judge has made an 11th-hour intervention to prevent an immigration detainee who claims he has been abused by G4S from being forcibly removed from the UK.’

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The Guardian, 7th September 2017

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LASPO cuts leave thousands of lone migrant children at ‘serious risk’, says Children’s Society – Legal Voice

Posted September 6th, 2017 in children, immigration, legal aid, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘The LASPO ‘safety net’ was leaving thousands of lone migrant children at ‘serious risk’, according to a report published by the Children’s Society last month. As a result of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, support for all non-asylum immigration claims was cut subject to its controversial exception case funding (ECF) scheme.’

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Legal Voice, 5th September 2017

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Home Office leak shows unpicking of EU nationals’ family reunion rights – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2017 in EC law, families, immigration, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘The leaked Home Office document on Britain’s post-Brexit immigration policy spells out for the first time how ending the jurisdiction of the European court of justice will weaken family reunion rights for EU nationals in Britain.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2017

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Student with Oxford University place wins battle to remain in UK – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2017 in citizenship, deportation, immigration, news, universities, young persons by sally

‘A student who faced losing his place at Oxford University because of uncertainty over his immigration status has won his battle to remain in Britain indefinitely.’

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The Guardian, 4th September 2017

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