Asylum Update 17th November 2010

17 November 2010

Research and statistics


The European Journal of Migration and Law Vol. 12 No. 4 contains


The EU Directive on Return: Principles and Protests by Baldaccini,Anneliese in Refugee Survey Quarterly Vol 28 No 4.


European borders : controls, detention and deportations is Migreurop's 2009-10 annual report.  


A Case of Mixed Motives?: Formal and Informal Functions of Administrative Immigration Detention by Leerkes, Arjen and Broeders, Dennis in the British Journal of Criminology Vol 50; No 5.


Muslim Asylum-Seekers and Refugees: Negotiating Identity, Politics and Religion in the UK by Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Elena; Qasmiyeh, Yousif M. in Journal of Refugee Studies, Vol 23 No 3.

Vulnerable or Invisible? Asylum Seekers with Disabilities in Europe by Clara Straimer, New Issues in Refugee Research, Research Paper No 194.


New from HM Chief Inspector of Prisons:


Law and policy


The Home Office has announced it will discontinue the previous government's earned citizenship proposals. See also commentary from Migrant Rights Network and Institute of Race Relations


Green Paper / consultation: Proposals for the reform of legal aid in England and Wales including sections on asylum, immigration detention and immigration. See also House of Commons announcement Guardian law blog and new Access to justice review: final report (Law Society).


The Legal Consequences in EU Law of the United Kingdom's Decision to Opt Out of the Draft Directive on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and Protecting Victims - briefing by the Anti-Trafficking Legal Project and AIRE Centre. See also Resources and Events.


New High Court ruling on the 7 year concession rule - see summary in Garden Court Chambers immigration bulletin and full judgement


Journal article: Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, Section 13(6) and Asylum and Immigration Appeals by Majid, Hina in Judicial Review Vol 15 No 3.




Updated guidance on support for young people turning 18 in light of recent court judgement (Children's Legal Centre).


Updated website on housing entitlements for refugees and migrants (Chartered Institute of Housing).


Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation and the Law guide by Rights of Women.



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.

Thursday 25 November: The Human Rights Act 10 years on and Immigrant Welfare seminar looking at the impact of the impact of the Act on immigrants and asylum seekers. Follows Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) AGM.

Friday 26 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.

Tuesday 7 December:Tackling Child Trafficking in the UK: Working Towards a Joined-Up Strategy, London, info - A Public Policy Exchange Symposium.

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

 Thursday 9 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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