Asylum Update 21st April 2010

21 April 2010



Migration, Integration, Cohesion: New Chinese Migrants to London by Dr Robin Pharoah. Published by the Chinese in Britain Forum.

The Plight Of The Persecuted: The European Union and United States asylum law by Rikka E. Morrill. Published also in Suffolk Transnational Law Review Vol 33 No 1.

New UNHCR briefing: UNHCR and De Facto Statelessness

Refugee Study Quarterly Vol 28 No 2-3 is a special issue on UNHCR and the International Protection of Palestinian Refugees

‘One Day We Will Be Reunited’ Experiences of Refugee Family Reunion in the UK – new report from Scottish Refugee Council.


Law and Policy

The European Commission is about to set in motion its Action Plan on the Stockholm Programme: Statewatch has published a set of analysis and briefing papers on the topic.


Refugee Council response to UK Border Agency: follow up on asylum cases and e-borders programme


Elections 2010

BBC News guide: Where They Stand: Guide to party election policies with section on immigration and race relations, including asylum.


From Refugee Action: election special: where do the parties stand on asylum?


The Fair 10 Challenge manifesto is a campaign to get Leeds election candidates to commit to action on social and environmental issues including asylum.

The UK Border Agency has announced its policy on handling correspondence from MPs, including that relating to removals, whilst Parliament is dissolved during the current pre-election period.

The Price of Race Inequality: The Black Manifesto 2010 is produced by a coalition of over 30 black minority ethnic and other organisations. It includes a section on migrants and asylum seekers.

See last week's Asylum Update for more Elections 2010 resources


An investigation has been launched into the death of a 40 year old Kenyan man detained at Oakington immigration removal centre, prompting detainee protests inside the centre. See BBC and Guardian coverage



Monday 26 April: Commissioning for BMER Organisations, London. Contact Poornima at Refugees in Effective & Active Partnership


Wednesday 28 April onwards: the Refugee Studies Centre public seminar series restarts in Oxford.


Tuesday, 25 May 2010, London. Dispossession and Displacement: Forced Migration in the Middle East and North Africa. Is the Past Prologue? Talk by Dr Dawn Chatty, Deputy Director of the Refugee Studies Centre.



The new country information blog from the National Coalition of Anti Deportation Campaigns collates country of origin information from different sources. 


New Refugee Council multilingual asylum support advice leaflets on UKBA support for asylum seekers.

Refugees in Effective & Active Partnership now have an Online Library active containing hundreds of refugee related reports, resources etc.


Handbook on Integration for policy-makers and practitioners (3rd edition - 2010) produced by the European Commission, in cooperation with the National Contact Points on Integration.


The Refuge in Film festival is calling for films produced between January 2007 and April 2010, on the subjects of immigration, refuge and displacement. The festival will run in June in London at the BFI Southbank. The deadline is 30th April, 2010. Contact Beatriz Villate for information.


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