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BREXIT WHITE PAPER AN ALCHEMY OF CAKEISM & CHUTZPAH

Dr. Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler, Associate Professor in International Refugee Law and member of LD4SOS Council writes : In the area of asylum, the UK government’s Brexit white paper is an alchemy of cakeism and Chutzpah: It seeks to retain the elements of the ‘Dublin III’ system of allocation of responsibility for determining protection claims that the government […]

IMPACT OF IMMIGRATION DETENTION ON MENTAL HEALTH

The British Red Cross has recently published its report on the humanitarian consequences of detention “Never Truly Free”.Never-Truly-Free-March-2018 (3)-ilovepdf-compressed (3) The report focuses particularly on the impact on mental health. The service users detained were caught in a state of uncertainty which was incredibly distressing. They did not know if they would be deported to […]

ACT NOW FOR FAMILY REUNION FOR CHILD REFUGEES

Child refugees should be able to join their families after Brexit – but we need to act now. NEW STOP PRESS (9th June 2018, afternoon) There is now a new amendment, since this letter was drafted.  The Government has now accepted quite a bit of what the original amendment says, BUT their draft says that […]

ROOM SHARING OF UNRELATED ADULTS IN ASYLUM ACCOMMODATION

This practice is where asylum seekers are given no option but to share a bedroom with others, potentially of a completely different faith or culture, and with no shared language to communicate with each other. There are problems where those of different ages are put together, and from places at war with each other. Worse still […]