Asylum Update 6th October 2010

6 October 2010


Research and Statistics

The Right to Asylum between Islamic Shari'ah and International Refugee Law: A Comparative Study by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Being children and undocumented in the UK: A background paper by Nando Sigona and Vanessa Hughes (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society working paper).

NGO involvement in resettlement: good practices (European Council on Refugees and Exiles paper).

FRAN Quarterly April - June 2010 (quarterly report by FRONTEX on irregular migration into Europe). See also Migrants at Sea blog and Frontex launches first expulsion charter in Le Monde.

Annual Report on Human Rights 2009 - Iran (United Kingdom: Foreign and Commonwealth Office).

Detainees under escort at Heathrow Airport: Report on an unannounced escort inspection, 10-12 May 2010 (HM Chief Inspector of Prisons).

Monthly Asylum Statistics - July 2010 (Home Office). See also BBC News

An evidence base on migration and integration in London by the ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society; commissioned by the Greater London Authority.


Law and Policy

New European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) fact sheets on the ECHR case law:

The European Parliament has approved a "readmission agreement" with Pakistan requiring the latter to take back any of its nationals found to be undocumented in the European Union. See also Inter Press Service article

UK: the Statement of changes to Immigration Rules (effective from 22 October 2010) contains "Amendments to rule for revocation of refugee status and to rules enabling family members to join in".

Updated UK Borders Agency guidance: Gender issues in the asylum claim

The Runnymede Trust Autumn 2010 Bulletin features ‘Released into Detention': an article about the detention of foreign offenders upon their release from prison. Co-written by ICAR's Julie Gibbs and Adeline Trude (Bail for Immigration Detainees - BID). 



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.

Friday 15 October: Our Lives - Inspiring personal stories of migrants to Britain  Organised by Sutton for Peace and Justice and Our Lives Press. Book launch with refugee authors.

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.

Monday 25 October: Rethinking the detention of asylum-seekers and other migrants: exploring the alternatives - a comparative perspective (Dr Alice Edwards, University of Oxford). First in seminar series on International Refugee Law London.

Tuesday 16 November: Managing Migration in the UK: Tackling the Challenges for Border Security, the Economy and Our Society London.



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