Asylum Update 7th January 2010

7 January 2010


‘No right to dream': The social and economic lives of young undocumented migrants in Britain by Alice Bloch (City University London), Nando Sigona and Roger Zetter (Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford). Commissioned by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Laying the roots for a multicultural Scotland: the work of Scottish Refugee Council's community development team from 2001 to 2009: a review by the Scottish Refugee Council.

HM Inspectorate of Prisons has published a Report on an unannounced short follow up inspection of Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre 13-15 July 2009)

Conference report: Automated Border Control Systems: State of the Art in Europe by Monica Gariup, FRONTEX Research and Development Unit.

Call for papers in advance of the conference on Issues in safeguarding refugee children, organised by the University of Central Lancashire. Send outline or abstract to   by 18th January 2010.


Policy and Law

House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report on The Detention of Children in the Immigration System

UK Border Agency, Office of the Children's Champion: Statutory guidance to the UK Border Agency on making arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children: issued under section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009

UNHCR has published its Conclusion on protracted refugee situations, calling on states to undertake to prevent refugee situations from arising by addressing root causes.

Migration and diversity: a rights-based approach to migration is a policy paper from the European Network against Racism.

Dr. Forgács Imre speaks about  "key priorities for the trio EU Presidency of 2010-2011 in the field of immigration and asylum policy" in this month's Eurasylum policy interview.



More reactions to the UK Border Agency's planned DNA tests to reveal nationality. See also ICAR 'Focus On' November 2009: DNA Testing for Asylum Seekers



Thursday 25 February: Helping traumatised women refugees: half-day seminar for voluntary sector and RCOs. Central London, organised by The Centre for the Study of Emotion and Law (CEL). Contact Clare Cochrane for bookings.

29-30 March 2010: Conference: Migration, the media and the message-Migrants using the media to turn around the immigration debate, organised by Migrant Rights Network at the University of East London. Deadline for registration: 29 January 2010.



Refugee Archives at UEL, Accession List Fourth Quarter 2009. Alternatively, follow this link. For questions or feedback about the archive, email: 

Crisis Watch Bulletin No 77, monitoring current and potential conflicts around the world.

Activists' Legal Project Resources available from the Activists' Legal Project.

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