Support Mary Adenugba Camapign

Manchester and Warrington Quaker Social Justice Group ask you to support Mary Adenugba Camapign to remain in the UK in Manchester amongst her friends.
Sign Mary’s petition via this link  http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/keep-mary-safe/
You are invited to attend a vigil on the steps of  the Friends Meeting House 6 Mount St Manchester M2 5NS  on 20th April at 11.30 – 12.30 in support of Mary and to bring awareness of the human rights abuses trafficking causes including kidnap and slavery.  Continue reading “Support Mary Adenugba Camapign”

A Question of Credibility

The number of decisions overturned on appeal is testament to on-going problems with the asylum decision-making process, Amnesty International and the Still Human Still Here coalition said today as they published a new report.

The report A question of credibility: Why so many initial asylum decisions are overturned on appeal in the UK (PDF) examines why so many initial decisions to refuse asylum are being overturned by Immigration Judges.

Home Office statistics show 25% of initial decisions to refuse asylum are being overturned on appeal.

For this report, researchers examined a sample of 50 randomly selected cases and found that in the vast majority – over 80% – a flawed credibility assessment resulted in the wrong decision being arrived at in the first instance. Researchers analysed refusal letters and appeal determinations in cases concerning asylum applicants from four countries with particularly high appeal overturn rates; Syria, Sri Lanka, Iran and Zimbabwe. Continue reading “A Question of Credibility”