Asylum


Asylum Outcomes In The Uk

The Home Office produces an annual ‘cohort analysis’ of asylum claims permitting a comprehensive understanding of what eventually happened to the people who claimed asylum in the UK in a particular year. This short blog will outline the outcomes of the 2012 asylum cohort.  Data is available for the 2013 cohort however around one third […]

14th August 2015 (Asylum, Human Rights, Legal Matters)

Home Affairs Committee Report On Asylum

Commenting on the latest Home Affairs Committee report on Asylum, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:  "This report seems to lack impartiality. Indeed it could well have been written by the asylum lobby. With asylum seekers queuing up in France to get into Britain, the system cannot be that bad."  Follow us […]

11th October 2013 (Asylum)

Asylum Seekers And The Right To Work In The European Economic Area

Summary Every member state of the EEA, except the Republic of Ireland and Lithuania, grants asylum seekers the right to work at some point during their application process. The United Kingdom grants the right to work after 12 months if the applicant is still awaiting a decision. However, the job must be on the Shortage […]

10th October 2013 (Asylum, Employment, European Union)

Legal Aid In Immigration And Asylum Cases

As always with these legal briefing papers it is stressed that they are not published as authoritative legal advice but for general guidance and information for users of the Migration Watch website. Restrictions on the availability of legal aid are imposed by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. the provisions of […]

19th April 2013 (Asylum, Legal Matters)

Unhcr Guidelines – Sexual Orientation

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) published on 23 October 2012 a new set of Guidelines on International Protection relating specifically to claims to refugee status based on sexual orientation under the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees.  These Guidelines supplement the UNHCR Handbook on Procedures and Criteria for Determining Refugee Status […]

19th November 2012 (Asylum, Legal Matters, Policy, Refugees)

An African War Criminal

An appalling case is reported today, 8 October 2012, in the Daily Mail Online. It is the story of a Sudanese African whose identity is not disclosed, who in the course of a number of BBC interviews said that he was between 2003 and 2006 a fighter in the Janjaweed militia which was responsible for […]

9th October 2012 (Asylum, Legal Matters)

Recent Supreme Court Cases

In its judgment in the case of RT (Zimbabwe) and others v. Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] UKSC 38 delivered on 25 July 2012 the Supreme Court gave an important ruling in relation to asylum appeals. The four parties from Zimbabwe were asylum seekers claiming that if they were returned to Zimbabwe there was […]

8th August 2012 (Asylum, Legal Matters)

60,000 Bogus Students Could Have Entered The Uk Last Year – Government “have Bottled Out On Bogus Students”

As many as 60,000 bogus students could have entered the UK in 2011 alone. This is the conclusion of a study by Migration Watch, based on the findings of a Home Office pilot scheme which were published last week.  Under the pilot scheme applicants for student visas were interviewed to determine whether they were genuine. […]

Asylum And Temporary Admission

For a general discussion of the 1951 Geneva Convention relating to the Status of Refugees together with the New York Protocol of 1967, (together referred to in this paper as “the Convention”) you are referred to Legal Briefing Paper 8.32 “Asylum Seekers – a serious case of misunderstanding” and also to the definitions of “asylum”, […]

10th April 2012 (Asylum, Legal Matters, Refugees)

Family Migration; Overwhelming Support For Reform

The public overwhelmingly support the government’s key proposals for the reform of family migration. That was the result of an opinion poll published by Migration Watch UK today. 83% supported the suggestion that British immigration officers should interview applicants in their own country to make sure that the relationship is a genuine one. The poll […]

8th March 2012 (Asylum, Family, Policy)

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