Church Times: A hostile environment for converts
Asylum-seekers’ freedom of religion should be respected, says David Forbes
THE General Election that took place yesterday has occupied most of the headlines this week. But, for those of us who specialise in asylum, Tuesday was a more significant day: Human Rights Day. Continue reading “Snippets December 2019”
4 April 2019 Guardian: UK urged to end unfair fees for child citizenship applicants: Home Office should also refund fees from failed requests, says immigration watchdog
Here is a link to QCEA’s Sept 2018 report Child Immigration Detention in Europe: http://www.qcea.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/CID-report_2018.pdfExecutive summary:
This report explores aspects of child immigration detention in Europe. After briefly describing the legal framework and standards at international and European level, the report gives an overview of the situation in Europe by addressing three main questions:
• How many children are detained in the context of migration?
• What laws and policies regulate the practice?
• What are the existing alternatives to child immigration detention? Continue reading “QCEA Child Immigration Detention in Europe”
Independent: Government leaving child refugees stranded in Europe due to ‘failing’ relocation scheme, charities warn
Exclusive: Ministers accused of letting down ‘most vulnerable children in the world’ after it emerges youngsters classified as Dubs transfers already had right to be in UK Continue reading “Government failing Dubs Amendment children”
Some of the action to protect children …
Sue Clayton: CALAIS CHILDREN COURT CASE
CALAIS CHILDREN CASE IN THE HIGH COURT FEB 28th -MARCH 2nd 2018
In momentous news, we are proud to announce that the case that Sue launched with lawyers Duncan Lewis reached the Royal Courts of Justice last week for a Judicial Review. Sue persuaded lawyers from Duncan Lewis Solicitors to visit the Jungle when she realised that most of the young people there had a legal case to already be in the UK. The lawyers arrived and were able to take on 37 cases of minors with extreme vulnerability. Our case to have them brought here under the Dubs Amendment was rejected in the lower court and on appeal. However we were granted the right to a Judicial review where we have challenged the Home Office saying that their implementation of the Dubs Amendment is unlawful. For more, see this Guardian article and Goldsmith’s University news.
Information on the court case can be found on the Duncan Lewis website: here and here. Continue reading “Action to bring children from camps in Europe to UK”
Liberty report: A Guide to the Hostile Environment
Conclusions: This guide to the hostile environment may make for difficult reading, but its purpose is to help us to know our enemy.
Internal border controls amount to state-sanctioned discrimination
and are fundamentally incompatible with the human rights laws the
UK is signed up to. Continue reading “Liberty report: A Guide to the Hostile Environment”
You can ask for a copy of this film, and arrange a showing in your area:
This film was made by Sue Clayton as evidence for the Court that the Home Office is failing in its duty to children in Calais. It is powerful , and Sue is going round the country to raise awareness of the issues it raises http://calais.gebnet.co.uk/home/upcoming-screenings.
See the website http://calais.gebnet.co.uk/: Continue reading “Calais Children: A Case to Answer”
We have the following leaflets here: About QARN_Detention_Language_Hostile environment_Removals Deportations_Excessive fees
QARN has put together leaflets that you can download from this page by clicking on the links below. Please feel free to download and print off your own copies. There is also a form below, for ordering printed copies of our leaflets – which are free:
12 April 2020: The newest leaflet from the Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network (QARN) supports our campaign about the recent increases to the fees for those seeking refuge in this country. Along with other groups and faith bodies QARN seeks to inspire others to express outrage at this injustice.
Continue reading “QARN Leaflets: Download them here, including ‘Excessive Fees’”