2018

UK government indicted in People’s Tribunal – call for evidence

MRN co-organising an evidence Hearing of the People’s Permanent Tribunal (PPT), specifically on the “Violations with Impunity of the Human Rights of Migrant and Refugee Peoples.” The London hearing, which follows similar events in Barcelona, Palermo and Paris, will take place on the 3 and 4 of November at Friends House. The PPT on Migrant […]

“No longer the silent community”: Resisting violent raids in Chinatown

by JILNA SHAH Immigration raids, or the continuing hostile environment Despite a supposed ‘pause’ in the government’s hostile environment agenda, in the wake of the Windrush scandal, much of its discriminatory processes and procedures remain in place. The notorious Right to Work checks are still mandatory, and heavy-handed immigration raids, which have long been used

Citizens’ rights still need “urgent” clarification in light of Brexit

Last week, the so-called “Brexit White Paper” stated that: The UK and the EU have already reached an agreement on citizens’ rights which provides EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU before the end of the implementation period with certainty about their rights going forward. With the new “settled

Legal support in asylum applications: a denial of justice

The erosion of legal aid for migrants (and others!) over the years is no secret, and has been lamented by lawyers, advocates and ordinary individuals unable to gain access to support in trying to defend their right to live in the UK. A report by Refugee Action and the No Accommodation Network (NACCOM) shows just

Documenting the impact of Section 17 refusals on children and families

Project 17 have released a report documenting the impact of Section 17 refusals on migrant children and families, who end up homeless and destitute as a result of lack of support. The report draws on Project 17’s own programme aimed at providing emergency accommodation for families denied assistance by local authorities. The report’s executive summary

Vulnerability in detention: Report highlights policy insufficiencies

Bail for Immigration Detainees have released a report assessing the impact of the “Adults at Risk” (AAR) policy on vulnerable people in detention. Drawing on analysis of 30 casework files, the report finds that there are serious problems with both the design and the implementation of the AAR policy, preventing it from achieving its aims.

Operations Manager, Therapeutic Services – Refugee Council

London £36,681 Deadline: 12 August 2018 The Therapeutic team provides one to one counselling support and group therapy through a team of psychological therapists to asylum seekers and refugees presenting with mental distress. The team has developed Therapeutic care model to respond to the multiple needs of clients. The team applies a psychosocial perspective in

Employment Adviser (Hull) – Refugee Council

Hull £19,725.60 (actual) 28 hours, ending March 2020 Deadline: 21 August The UK government has committed itself to a Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme whereby people fleeing persecution from Syria are selected and processed in the region of origin and brought to the UK with their status already determined. Under this scheme a specific quota of

Children’s Adviser Brighton – Refugee Council

Brighton £24,657 full-time, fixed term until March 2019 Deadline: August 5 (interviews Aug. 10) The Children’s Section is responsible for delivering services to separated children seeking asylum and refugee children. The Section also leads on raising the profile of our clients and advocates on their behalf. Supporting this work, the Section also promotes good practice

Duty Scheme Assistant – ASAP

London (Tower Hamlets) £24,547 (including inner London Weighting) + 5% pension contribution, season ticket loan and childcare vouchers Full time 35 hours per week Deadline: July 31 ASAP is a small and dynamic charity aiming to reduce the destitution of asylum seekers through protecting their legal rights to food and shelter. They are the leading

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