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3 October 2011: A failed asylum seeker was allegedly assaulted by escorts in front of her three young children whilst being removed from the UK.
29 September 2011: Home Office public consultation on reforms to family migration to close October 6th
16 September 2011: The European Commission says new proposals aim to put in place a more efficient and EU-based approach to Schengen cooperation
12 September 2011: The Migration Advisory Committee recommends 29 jobs to be removed from the Shortage Occupation List
2 September 2011: The UKBA has issued a new "restricted leave policy" for all cases excluded from the protection of the Refugee Convention by virtue of Article 1F but who cannot be immediately removed from the UK due to Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights.
30 August 2011: Supply of Tier 2 certificates of sponsorship again exceeds demand in August, meaning some 7,723 certificates are available in September
25 August 2011: Following Migration Watch's report calling the asylum system a "shambles", the IPPR's Matt Cavanagh says asylum trends across Europe are broadly stable and not particularly high by historical standards
22 August 2011: Full details of ILPA's forthcoming Refugee Children's Project free training courses
16 August 2011: Private colleges given go-ahead to to seek a high court ruling on plans to cut student visas
15 August 2011: A former UN official and senior advisor to the US Refugee and Immigrant Fund writes about the "flawed" US asylum process for Foreign Policy in Focus
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Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals, 2018 Edition
The current electronic version of the BPG by Mark Henderson, Rowena Moffatt and Alison Pickup freely available on EIN

Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals, 2003 Edition
The original 2003 version of the BPG by Mark Henderson [PDF file, 3.16MB]

The financial (minimum income) requirement for partner visas
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ILPA + EIN Directory of experts
The ILPA Directory of Experts on Countries of Origin on the EIN public site

Case Management Review Hearings Template
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