Asylum Update 8th December 2010

8 December 2010



Financial Inclusion amongst New Migrants in Northern Ireland by Julie Gibbs. ICAR research in partnership with Citizens Advice Belfast.

EPP common position on "Perspectives of the EU Asylum System" (European People's Party position paper). See also ECRE comment

New working papers from the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford:

Migration Statistics November 2010 is a briefing from the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr) on the annual migration statistics to March 2010 released by the Office for National Statistics.


Law and policy

Extending EU long-term resident status to refugees and persons with subsidiary protection status by Professor Steve Peers (Statewatch Analysis paper).

On balance by Paul Stanley QC in Solicitors Journal Vol 154 no 44, on recent European Court of Justice asylum rulings. See also Events.

New ruling on refugees, dual nationality and safe third countries in the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber).

The Asylum (First List of Safe Countries) (Amendment) Order 2010 adds Switzerland to the list of countries to which it is considered safe enough to return a third country national who has made an asylum or human rights claim in the UK.  

Updated summary guidance for employers on preventing illegal working has been published by the UK Border Agency.



The Positive Images toolkit is a new educational resource on migration and development for young people and those who work with them, produced by the Red Cross.



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. Email for details.

Thursday 9 December: seminar series on International Refugee Law presents ‘A transnational legal order and European refugee law': talk by Professor Hélène Lambert, University of Westminster.




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