Asylum Update 11th January 2011

11 January 2011

 

Research

This Year's Conflicts by the International Crisis Group.

European Immigration and Asylum Law: A Commentary edited by Kay Hailbronner. Oxford: Hart Publishing.

Detention on the Borders of Europe - NGO workshop report published by the Global Detention Project.

Financial Inclusion amongst New Migrants in Northern Ireland - new ICAR research report officially launched on Monday 6th December at Citizens Advice Belfast AGM. Read more

The Wages of Fear: risk, safety and undocumented work - a report by Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (PARFAS) and the University of Liverpool. Interviewees are all refused asylum seekers.

Briefings from the Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC) on the impact of anti-terrorism legislation on the right to asylum and refugee communities in the UK:

 

Refugee Council Impact Report 2009/10 including costs of service provision. 

Counselling refugee young people: an exploration of therapeutic approaches by Sarah Warr in Pastoral Care in Education Vol 28 No 4.

The International Organization for Migration and the international government of borders by Rutvica Andrijasevic and William Walters in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space Vol 28 No 6.

Call for papers: Beyond camps and forced labour: current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution conference, London, January 2012. Themes include ‘Exiles, émigrés and refugees in the reconstruction process'.

 

Law and Policy

Protecting Refugees is a booklet jointly produced by Council of Europe and UNHCR, which outlines their policy in relation to key issues, including areas of cooperation.

New from Statewatch:

 

Home Affairs Committee - Fourth Report: the work of the UK Border Agency See also BBC News

Annual Report for 2010 by the Independent Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency and Independent Monitor for Entry Clearance Refusals without the right of appeal.

Updated UK Border Agency (UKBA) staff guidance on

 

UKBA Monthly Asylum Statistics - October 2010

Migration Review 2010/11 by the Institute for Public Policy Research.

Excluding migrants from justice: the legal aid cuts by Ann Singh and Frances Webber. Institute of Race Relations Briefing Paper no 7. Response to ongoing Ministry of Justice consultation (deadline 14 February 2011).

A review of evidence of the equality strands in the East of England by MENTER and Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) Equalities Group. Includes refugee and asylum seeker strand.

For summaries of recent asylum and immigration court cases see Garden Court Chambers Immigration Law Bulletin

 

Resources

Analyzing Asylum Applications is an online tool  provided by the Migration Information Source to extract data on the numbers and origins of asylum seekers in 39 countries across Europe and three other continents between 1980 and 2004.

Asylum Country-by-Country is an online tool and resource for on LGBTI asylum in Europe provided by  the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA).

Jobcentre Plus Customer Journey: A guide to Jobcentre Plus services for refugees

 

Events

Wednesday 12 January: ESOL Alliance launch meeting London. The Alliance consists of Refugee Council, UCU, NATECLA, and others.

Friday 21 January: Refugee Week conference organize by Refugee Council, London.

25-26 January: Exodus Network annual conference, Luxembourg. The event will focus on the implementation of the Dublin II Regulation and its impact on asylum seekers.

Wednesday 26 January: Double punishment: foreign national ex-offenders and the use of immigration detention Bail for Immigration Detainees meeting with Juliet Lyon CBE, Director, Prison Reform Trust. London. Followed by AGM.

Thursday 27 January: Migrant Rights Network AGM with speaker Dr Rob Berkeley, Runnymede Trust director on ‘the struggle for migrants' rights: Learning from the past - looking to the future'. London.

Wednesday 9 February: the Health & Well being of Asylum Seekers from Country of Origin to Asylum or Detention meeting in London with Emma Fillmore, pediatrician. Organised by the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH). See also: European Declaration of health professionals towards non-discriminatory access to healthcare

Thursday 10 February: Becoming British citizens? The experiences and opinions of refugees living in Scotland  Presentation of new research report by Strathclyde University and Scottish Refugee Council.

Friday 18th February: Promoting Dignity and Respect in the Workplace conference, Glasgow. Organised by the Scottish Trade Union Congress, Black & Ethnic Minorities Infrastructure in Scotland (BEMIS) and Scottish Refugee Council.

 

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