Asylum Update 22nd September 2010
22 September 2010
Research and statistics
New reports from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights prepared for the EU Conference on Quality and Efficiency in the Asylum Process (Brussels 13-14 Sept. 2010):
- Access to effective remedies: The asylum-seeker perspective
- The duty to inform applicants about asylum procedures: The asylum-seeker perspective
Being children and undocumented in the UK: A background paper Working Paper, no. 78 (COMPAS). See also Children's Legal Centre update and Children & Young People Now on child removals.
Refugee Survey Quarterly Vol 29 No 1 is a special edition on Governance Beyond Boundaries. It includes Refugees, Europe, Camps/State of Exception: "Into The Zone", the European Union and Extraterritorial Processing of Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum-seekers (Theories and Practice) by Carl Levy.
Asylum Centres: Poor diagnosis for asylum seekers' health needs by Margaret McCartney in British Medical Journal 341.
Seeking asylum and motherhood: health and wellbeing needs by Reynolds, Becky and White, Judy in Community Practitioner Vol 83 No 3.
Law and Policy
New reports from the European Parliament (Citizens Rights and Constitutional Affairs Policy Department):
- Setting up a Common European Asylum System: Report on the application of existing instruments and proposals for the new system
- Readmission Policy in the European Union
Loughborough Reporting Centre: Unannounced Inspection (Independent Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency). See also UK Border Agency response
- frequency with which less than 72 hours notice was given to remove refused asylum seekers or undocumented migrants over last 12 months (Note: ‘Reduced notice' was ended following a High Court decision of 16 July 2010, now subject to appeal).
- removals of child dependents of refused asylum seekers and other migrants for last 12 months.
Follow-up of Asylum Cases and e-Borders Programme: Government Response to the Committee's Twelfth Report of Session 2009-10 (Home Affairs Select Committee).
RB (Linguistic evidence - Sprakab) Somalia  UKUT 329 (IAC) - new Upper Tribunal ruling on use of ‘Sprakab' linguistic analysis in verifying asylum claims.
Mapping refugee and migrant populations in the UK is a new ICAR Resource Guide written by Gabriela Quevedo and based on a resource developed for the ‘Conducting Community Research' course at the Evelyn Oldfield Unit.
Thursday 23 September: The role of Refugee Community Organisations in U.K. "civil society", at Carrs Lane Church Centre in Birmingham.
Friday 24 September: Transnationalism and the Second Generation conference, University of Nottingham.
Monday 27 September: "No return no release no reason: Challenging indefinite detention" launch of report by London Detainee Support Group.
Monday 27 September: Supporting Refugee Community Organisations' (RCOs) role in integration in London organised by The Basis Project (led by Refugee Council and Refugee Action).
Sunday 3-Monday 4 October Cities of migration international conference on migrant integration. The Hague, Holland.
Thursday 7 October: The Global Classroom conference to explore the role played by immigrants in shaping the education system. Organised by the NASUWT union.
Thursday 14- Friday 15 October Making Sense of Migration Statistics: Comparing Data and Practical Application Brussels.
Wednesday 20 October: Protection of unaccompanied children in Europe conference in Strasbourg. Including presentation of European Commission action plan. Organised by Terre d'Asile, the Council of Europe and Themis.
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