Asylum Update 10th November 2010

10 November 2010



Armed Conflicts Report 2010 - report by Project Ploughshares.

Challenging concepts of the 'child' in asylum and immigration law: the example of the EU by Drywood, Eleanor in the Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law Vol 32 No 3.

Rights Displaced: Forced Returns of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians from Western Europe to Kosovo report by Human Rights Watch.

Your inflexible friend: The cost of living without cash - Asylum Support Partnership report by Sile Reynolds on the Section 4 Azure payment card.

New LSE Migration Studies Unit Working Papers include

The Migrant Health Agenda in the West Midlands: results of a local scoping exercise - report by West Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership and the Department of Health. See also The Lancet on vaccinations in removal centres.

Refugee Health Network online survey aimed at refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and their organizations.


Law and policy

New from UNHCR: Maritime Interception Operations and the Processing of International Protection Claims: Legal Standards and Policy Considerations with Respect to Extaterrestrial Processing

The International Law of Human Trafficking by Anne T. Gallagher (Cambridge University Press). Includes chapters on trafficking and asylum. See also author's guest post on the IntLawGrrls blog (source: Forced Migration Online).

Language Analysis for Determination of Origins - article on recent UK Upper Tribunal decision by John Brick, in The Researcher (Refugee Documentation Centre, Ireland).

UK-France Summit 2010 Declaration on Immigration released by The Prime Minister's Office.

Home Secretary's immigration speech to the Policy Exchange (Home Office press release). See also The Guardian on UKBA response to European court ruling on Iraqi returns.

Eurasylum monthly policy interview, featuring Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol on Preventing and curbing illegal immigration and trafficking in human beings in the European Union



Preventing illegal working - updated guidance from the UK Borders Agency.

The Immigration Advisory Service's Research Information and Policy Unit (RIPU) and Country Information Centre (CIC) have been closed down because of funding issues. Publications remain available here

NACCOM - The No Accommodation Network is "a network of organisations across the UK supporting destitute asylum seekers by providing some form of accommodation".

Seeking Refuge? A handbook for asylum-seeking women from Rights of Women.



Thursday 11 November: Empowering_Women Refugee and_Asylum Seeker's Conference Bradford. Organised by Bradford Refugee Forum.

Friday 12 November: Protecting Fundamental Rights: Clarifying the Principles of Refugee Protection in light of EU Law seminar organized by the Refugee and Immigration Practitioners' Network and the Irish Centre for European Law, Dublin.

Monday 15 November: What can be got from the Asylum Improvement Project? hosted by the Parliamentary Group on Refugees, with Emma Churchill, UKBA head of asylum, and Refugee Council.

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

Wednesday 17 November: Inclusion: the key to prosperity - the dynamics of migration, poverty and social exclusion conference: London.

Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 November: Student Action for Refugees (STAR) national conference London.

Tuesday 23 November: Jim Rose Memorial Lecture: Revisiting the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain: the Parekh Report 10 years on with Lord Parekh, and organised by the Runnymede Trust.

Tuesday 23 November: "Rethinking Immigration Detention: Removal Centres as Spaces of Religious Revival and Politicisation" with Dr. JoAnn McGregor (UCL). Part of London Migration Research Group seminar series

Wednesday 24 November: Doctors of the World and HUMA annual conference (1). Theme: ‘Ensuring access to healthcare for the community's most vulnerable migrants in the age of austerity'.  Birmingham.

Friday 26th November Deportation conference 2010 in Cardiff, organised by HJT Training and Virgo Consultancy Services and endorsed by Welsh Refugee Council.

Saturday 27 November: Doctors of the World and HUMA annual conference (2). Theme: as above. London. 

Monday 6 December: Newly arrived migrant and refugee children in schools. Conference organised and hosted by Middlesex University, and Action for Social Integration (AFSI). Email for booking and information.

Wednesday 8 December: The Place for Refugees in the Big Society London Refugee Voice-hosted discussion and AGM.

Thursday 9th December: Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Scotland: community event discussing initial research findings of Everyone IN,. University of Glasgow. Info:

Thursday 9 December: A transnational legal order and European refugee law. Talk by Professor Hélène Lambert, University of Westminster. Part of the seminar series on International Refugee Law in London.




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