You could arrange a showing of this performance: The Bundle
About The Bundle
Based closely on the story of a real woman and her three young children, The Bundle follows Adilah’s domestic persecution and denial of human rights in Chechnya. Continue reading “Bookings for ‘The Bundle’: Journeymen Theatre”
The CPT is of the view that the prolonged detention of persons under aliens legislation, without a time limit and with unclear prospects for release, could easily be considered as amounting to inhuman treatment.7
The Home Office has announced a new policy ending automatic settlement for refugees after 5 years. The policy states that ‘all those who apply for settlement protection after completing the appropriate probationary period of limited leave will be subjected to a safe return review’. The idea of ‘safe return reviews’ was introduced by Theresa May while she was Home Secretary in her 2015 Conservative Party Conference speech with the stated intention behind it to ensure that ‘only those who continue to need protection benefit from settlement on this route’. Concerns cited around the policy include the impact on the integration opportunities of refugees, particularly in terms of challenges in accessing work and education given automatic settlement is no longer guaranteed, as well as the bureaucratic burden on the Home Office to actively review individual cases. A response from Refugee Council is here.
Thanks, to Asylum Matters
Click on this link for Gina Clayton’s powerpoint: Forced Migration in the UK
- Forced Migration in the UK: National policy, CURRENT TRENDS and Local Activism
The UK asylum process is described in full here: http://www.asylumineurope.org/reports/country/united-kingdom.
An excellent guide to the process is here: http://righttoremain.org.uk/toolkit/.
On the whole, the inspection team says that the there have been improvements to the detention condition. The team makes two main recommendations covering two issues: 1) long term detention and 2) that the prison-like infrastructure is not appropriate and needs improvement.
Andrew Lane from QCEA:
Right2Be video: Through first-hand narrative of asylum seekers and a number of organisations who support them, this short film made by Warwick law students, provides an insight into the life of asylum seekers highlighting the difficulties they face, the absence of legal protection and the lacuna created thereafter. In the video, Right to Remain explains the barriers people face in the asylum process, and how this can mean that people cannot access justice and establish their legal rights. Continue reading “Jane and John video”