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01 Oct 2010: The UNHCR has today called upon states to recognize the needs of people persecuted over sexuality. UNHCR also says that it is revising its policies.
22 Sept 2010: The Council of Europe's Human Rights Commissioner writes that "the gravely dysfunctional asylum procedures in Greece have brought the Dublin system to a genuine collapse." The Commissioner says "Europe should do better in terms of refugee protection."
09 Sept 2010: Medical Justice has published its report "State Sponsored Cruelty: Children in immigration detention", presenting the key findings from the UK's first large scale investigation into the harms caused by detaining children for immigration purposes.
07 Sept 2010: Full transcript of the speech by Immigration Minister Damian Green at the Royal Commonwealth Society.
26 July 2010: The fast-track deportation of foreign nationals refused permission to remain in the UK has been declared unlawful by the High Court. A judge ruled that the Home Office policy meant people were being given "little or no notice" of removal and were deprived of access to justice.
07 July 2010: The Supreme Court of the United Kingom has unanimously ruled that two gay men from Iran and Cameroon have the right to asylum in Britain.
16 June 2010: A major new report by the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group finds that the UK’s new anti-trafficking measures are “not fit for purpose” and the government is breaching its obligations under the European Convention against Trafficking.
A conscientious student of human rights law, generous supporter of human rights organisations and exceptional voluntary editorial assistant to EIN. Died tragically, June 8th 2007.
Michael O'Donnell: Born 6th October 1967, Hammersmith, London. Died 17th December 2005, Palolem, Goa. A recognition of his loss, by Lee Jackson, Mitre House Chambers and details of the 'Michael O'Donnell Donation Fund'.
"Mark Jennings, who has died aged 49, will be remembered as a passionate civil and human rights campaigner and researcher, who fought for the freedom of UK residents imprisoned without trial by the Bush administration at Guantánamo Bay..." (Celia Jennings in the Guardian)
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Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals, 2018 Edition
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