July 10, 2018

Editorial – Marching for migrants’ rights, here and abroad

On Friday, US President Donal Trump’s visit to the UK looks set to galvanise a massive protest demonstration in central London. Together with JCWI and others, MRN will convene the “migrant bloc,” making plain what brings us to the (hopefully sunny) streets: the struggle for migrants’ rights. That is, a plain and simple demand that […]

Editorial – Where to in the struggle against NRPF?

by Elspeth Macdonald Last week MRN attended a workshop on No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) hosted by the Open University. The event was a chance to hear about the OU’s recent research on the topic. It was also an opportunity for different organisations and individuals to share ideas around campaigning for change on NRPF.

Resettlement worker (Worcestershire) – Refugee Action

Worcestershire £26,470 per annum Full time – 35 hours per week Permanent Deadline: 25 July 9:00am Drawing on over 30 years’ experience of refugee resettlement; Refugee Action are continuing to work with Worcestershire County Council as part of the Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement Programme to welcome a further 50 refugees into the county. This will

Resettlement Worker (London) – Refugee Action

£30,013 per annum pro rata inclusive of Inner London Weighting Part Time – 21 hours per week London 9 month fixed term contract Deadline: 24 July at 09:00am Drawing on over 30 years’ experience of refugee resettlement, Refugee Action is working with Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets Councils as part of the Syrian Vulnerable Persons

Fundraising Assistant – Refugee Action

London £26,654 per annum pro rata (inclusive of Inner London Weighting) Part time – 21 hours per week Permanent Deadline: 23 July 2018 at 09:00 am Refugee Action is a national charity, dedicated to fighting for the rights of refugees in the UK. RA are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Fundraising Assistant to join

Legal challenge launched over child citizenship fees

The Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC) has launched a legal challenged against the Home Office’s practice of charging exorbitant fees to grant British citizenship to children who are entitled to it.  Legal firm Mishcon de Reya is acting for PRCBC pro bono and Amnesty International is also supporting the litigation

New resource for asylum practitioners – Survey

Minority Rights Group International (MRG) has been publishing materials on issues concerning the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples for over 40 years. Currently, their work spans reports and briefings, as well as their online Directory. MRG are gauging interest among representatives of asylum seekers in receiving brief, written information from the organisation, upon request,

49 recommendations to reform a broken asylum appeals system

JUSTICE, an “an all-party law reform and human rights organisation working to strengthen the justice system,” has released a new report making the case for significant reform in the immigration asylum appeals system. The starting point for the report is the long-documented – and bemoaned – complexity of the appeals system (and of immigration law

Put human rights at the centre of border control, says European Council

In the context of the US’ brutal management of its southern border, of the Italian government’s refusal to let the Aquarius rescue ship dock, and of a general spread of anti-migrant rhetoric and policy on the continent, the Council of Europe has seen fit to re-affirm its commitment to human rights in the context of

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