Asylum Update 1st July 2010

1 July 2010



Forced Migration Review No 35 is a special issue on disability and displacement. It includes articles on the reception of asylum seekers with disabilities in Europe by Ana Beduschi-Ortiz and disabled refugees in London, by ICAR staff Neil Amas and Jacob Lagnado. 


Libya of tomorrow: what hope for human rights? by Amnesty International. See also press release , BBC coverage and European Parliament


Asylum decisions in the EU27 with figures for asylum decisions in the European Union member states during 2009. Published by Eurostat.


The Home Office has released asylum application figures for April 2010 in order to meet European Union requirements pertaining to the harmonisation of data for use by Eurostat. Provisional asylum application data will continue to be published monthly.


The Need for Belonging: The Impact of Restrictions on Working on the Well-being of an Asylum Seeker by Burchett, N. and Matheson, R. Journal of Occupational Science Vol 17 No 2.


The Institute of Race Relations has released a new briefing paper entitled Racial violence: the buried issue on levels of racial violence including against asylum seekers and refugees. See also press release


Reaching All is an article looking at the Chapeltown Centre in Leeds which provides support through the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) to expectant mothers who are also asylum seekers. Published in NCT magazine Newgen, Winter 2009.



Law and policy


Family reunion: Minister for Immigration Damian Green has provided parliament with figures for  applications and decisions relating to family reunion for dependants of refugees or thoswe granted humanitarian protection in 2005-2009. He also confirmed that the new language requirement will not apply to such dependants.


The Minister has also provided figures for the number of ‘second tier’ appeals in the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal/ reconsideration hearings for 2005-8.


Asylum-seeker clients of Refugee and Migrant Justice, now in administration, have begun High Court  proceedings to oblige the government to cover the costs of transferring their cases to other lawyers. See Civil Society coverage.




Thursday 1 July: Refugee Children and the Market in Legal Services event hosted by the Social Market Foundation (SMF) and Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre. Registration required.


Tuesday 6 – Wednesday 7 July: LGBTI Asylum Seekers & Refugees: A Case of Double Jeopardy? conference, London.


Friday 9 – Sunday 11 July: Language, Migration and Identity conference at the University of Surrey.


Thursday 15th July: Community Cohesion 2010: New Challenges, New Solutions. A Public Policy Exchange conference.


Friday 16 July: Refugee integration 2010: reducing the deficit in Yorkshire and Humber? One day conference organised by Yorkshire and Humber Regional Migration Partnership. Booking required.


Wednesday 21 July: The New Immigration Agenda - developments in post election policy Immigration Advisory Service conference, London.


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