ICAR Asylum Update 16th August 2011

16 August 2011


Commentary on the Afghanistan Operational Guidance Note (OGN), issued by UKBA in March 2011.  This is the first in a series that will be published in the coming months as new OGNs are issued.  These documents will be published on the Still Human, Still Here website:  http://stillhumanstillhere.wordpress.com/resources/

The experiences of women seeking asylum in the UK: A literature review by K Smith - 2011. This paper aims to explore the experiences of women seeking asylum in the United Kingdom (UK) with a view to informing asylum policy and practice.

Report on an Unannounced Inspection of Tinsley House IRC has been published by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons

'Asexual, Apolitical Beings': The Interpretation of Children's Identities and Experiences in the UK Asylum System by H Crawley  in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2011 explores the experiences of separated asylum-seeking children and considers the  implications of dominant understandings of 'childhood' for the ways in which the children's experiences  of persecution and violence are interpreted in the UK asylum system.

Un/settling Angels: Faith-Based Organizations and Asylum-Seeking in the UK by S Snyder  in the Journal of Refugee Studies, 2011 This article seeks to explore the ways in which churches are working with people seeking asylum.

Experiences of integration: a small scale qualitative research of women refugees' integration in the local community of the South-East England town by Z Bacova - 2011 Explores the integration experiences of 4 women refugees from different countries of origin were and examined the factors that affect integration, such as community networks, housing, employment, English, education and future aspiration.

"Young Lives in Limbo: The Protection of Age Disputed Young People in Wales." Is a new report from The Welsh Refugee Council has just produced a research report

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 37, no. 8 (2011) [contents] has a special issue on "Transnational Migration and Childhood." which includes "'Asexual, Apolitical Beings': The Interpretation of Children's Identities and Experiences in the UK Asylum System"

Immigration Detention- a Handbook for Visitors (7th edition, 2011) is the latest AVID Handbook, a comprehensive guide to immigration detention policy and practice for all volunteers and those interested in detention. For more information click here or contact the office for an order form.

Home Office Monthly Asylum Statistics for May 2011 (Released July 28th) http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/science-research-statistics/research-statistics/immigration-asylum-research/asylum-may-2011?view=Binary


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