Asylum Update 25th August 2010
25 August 2010
Frontex Risk Analysis Network (FRAN) first quarter 2010 update on irregular migration at European Union borders. Includes section on asylum applications.
The Home Office has recently published Country of Information (COI) reports on Bangladesh Burma (Union of Myanmar) and Eritrea as well as Operational Guidance Notes on Iraq, Iran and Albania (updated)
See also ICAR country of origin resource page
Law and policy
Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules Cm 7929 comes into effect on 9 September 2010, and will granting permission to work to eligible asylum seekers, and some categories of failed asylum seekers. See UKBA letter on occupation restrictions on those eligible.
Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) consultation on human trafficking Deadline for responses: 31 October.
The Immigration Law Practitioners Association has published new information sheets on
Scottish Ethnic Minorities Directory now available from Positive Action in Housing. Lists local and national Black/Minority Ethnic (BME), refugee and new migrants' organizations and services.
Saturday 4 September: National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns conference and AGM in central London.
Thursday 9 September: conference on long-term residence and citizenship in contemporary Britain organised by Middlesex University. Venue: Hendon campus.
Thursday 9 September: Protecting Unaccompanied Child Asylum Seekers - improving local provision through multi-agency working conference organized by Westminster Briefing, London.
Thursday 9 September: launch of Medical Justice report: ‘State sponsored cruelty: the immigration detention of children', House of Commons, London. With MPs from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees, and other speakers.
Friday 10 September: seminar on Research methods for new immigrant groups at the University of Manchester.
Monday 13 September: City of Sanctuary National Conference 2010 Birmingham
Wednesday 22 September: Faith-based humanitarianism: the response of faith communities and faith-based organizations in contexts of forced migration Workshop organized by University of Oxford Refugee Studies Centre.
Thursday 23 September: The role of Refugee Community Organisations in U.K. "civil society", at Carrs Lane Church Centre in Birmingham. Booking by Monday 6th September.
Thursday 7 October: The Global Classroom conference to explore the role played by immigrants in shaping the education system. Organised by the NASUWT union. Speakers include Refugee Council.
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