Asylum Update March 25 2009

24 March 2009



Illegal Diasporas and African Refugees in Abdulrazak Gurnah's By the Sea by Sissy Helff in Journal of Commonwealth Literature Vol 44; No 1.

Inter-professional Learning to Prepare Medical and Social Work Students for Practice with Refugees and Asylum Seekers by Hill, L.; Gray, R.; Stroud, J.; Chiripanyanga, S. in Social Work Education Vol 28 No 3.

Promoting Mental Health and Preventing Mental Disorder among Refugees in Western Countries by Karin Johansson B; Ekblad, S; Lindencrona, F; and Shahnavaz, S.  The International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol 11 No 1.

Bordering on Concern: Child Trafficking in Wales  is a new report by ECPAT UK and the Children’s Commissioner for Wales. It covers unaccompanied asylum seeking children amongst other groups. See also Children and Young People Today



Policy and law


UNHCR Note on the Interpretation of Article 1E of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees


UNHCR Comments on the European Commission's proposal for amending the Reception Conditions Directive and the Dublin and Eurodac Regulation





Asylum Aid, Refugee & Migrant Justice and the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association, have written to the Attorney General about the absence of information for asylum seekers previously convicted for entering the UK on false documents, who are now entitled to get their criminal record removed.


Nine people were arrested after protestors chained and glued themselves to the gates of Tinsley House removal centre near Gatwick to protest the deportation of refused Kurdish asylum seekers to northern Iraq.


A refused asylum seeker who returned to Darfur under the government’s assisted voluntary return scheme was killed after being followed home from the airport in Khartoum by security forces.



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