Asylum


70% Of Albanians Who Applied For Asylum Between 2008-2014 Are Still In The Uk

Various newspapers have today carried reports that two men have been charged with people smuggling after a boat carrying 18 Albanian nationals was rescued off the Kent coast. For context, below is data from the Home Office on the outcome of asylum applications lodged by Albanian nationals. In the past, Home Office data shows that […]

31st May 2016 (Asylum, Migration Trends)

The Eu Turkey Deal – Could A Similar Deal Be Struck With North African Countries?

The EU Turkey Agreement In November 2015 the EU and Turkey held a bilateral summit to discuss the migrant crisis affecting the region. Vast numbers of people were making their way from the Middle East, Asia and and Africa to Turkey with the intention of making the onward journey across the Aegean Sea into the […]

Eu-turkey Agreement

The EU and Turkey have agreed a deal with the primary goal of ending irregular migration between Turkey and EU, via Greece. The deal agrees the following: As of 20th March 2016, all irregular migrants arriving on the Greek Islands from Turkey will be returned from whence they came. For every Syrian returned to Turkey, […]

21st March 2016 (Asylum, European Union)

Legal Aspects Of The Proposed Eu-turkey Deal

Tomorrow, European leaders will meet at an EU Summit where many hope to agree a deal with the Turkish government that seeks to reduce the flow of migrants crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece. The draft plan will see all illegal migrants landing in Greece sent back to Turkey within 48 hours in […]

16th March 2016 (Asylum, European Union)

Asylum And The Eu – The Dublin Regulation

A case in the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal has brought to public attention the Dublin Regulation which forms the basis for determining the EU Member State responsible for deciding applications for asylum from third country nationals. The UK has opted in to these regulations which are based, firstly, on the principle of family reunion in […]

12th February 2016 (Asylum, European Union)

The Future Of Juxtaposed Controls In Calais

Summary It is by no means certain that the French would withdraw their agreement to juxtaposed controls in Calais. Even if they were to do so, refugee camps in Southern England would be extremely unlikely. There is no prospect of camps being set up in the UK in order for migrants to make the return […]

8th February 2016 (Asylum, European Union)

Will Refugees Benefit The German Economy?

The news that ‘several’ of the 33 economists polled by the Financial Times (27 December) feel that recent mass migration to Germany could help its economy by boosting its ageing and declining workforce needs critical scrutiny.  (We are not told how many is ‘several’, who they are, how they were chosen or what the others […]

7th January 2016 (Asylum, European Union, Population)

Charities’ Call For The Uk To Settle A ‘fair And Proportionate’ Share Of Refugees

Twenty seven Chief Executives of Refugee organisations and human rights advocacy groups wrote to the Prime Minister on 4 January calling for the UK to increase substantially the number of refugees that it accepts The groups called on the government to agree to resettle a ‘fair and proportionate number of those already within the European Union […]

6th January 2016 (Asylum, Current Affairs, Refugees)

Turkey’s Population And Immigration To The European Union

  As part of the EU’s efforts to tackle the migrant crisis they have turned to Turkey. This has resulted in a joint EU-Turkey action plan[i] on migration along with wider incentives to “re-energise” Turkey’s application for the EU and an offer of visa-free travel for Turkish citizens to the Schengen zone from October 2016. […]

11th December 2015 (Asylum, European Union, Population)

Humanitarian Protection And The Current Asylum Crisis

1.The following is the definition of humanitarian protection in legal briefing paper 174: HUMANITARIAN PROTECTION If a person’s application for asylum is refused consideration must be given immediately as to whether he qualifies for humanitarian protection under paragraph 339C of the Immigration Rules.  If he is to qualify he must show that there are substantial […]

22nd September 2015 (Asylum, Human Rights, Legal Matters, Policy, Refugees)

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