Asylum myths

There are lots of myths out there about asylum and refugees. Here are some of our posts dealing with common misconceptions.

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Starter pack

Just getting started on refugee law and issues? Here are some of our explainer blog posts.

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Border Force needs to ‘up their game’ on slavery

According to estimates, there are 10,000-13,000 victims of modern slavery living in the UK. In order to tackle this problem,...

3rd February 2017 By Nick Nason

Rules under which over 10,000 fast track asylum appeals decided declared unlawful

The High Court has ruled in the case of R (On the Applications Of TN (Vietnam) & US (Pakistan)) v...

23rd January 2017 By Colin Yeo

Court of Appeal gives go-ahead for Dublin returns to Italy

If the case of Tarakhel was considered another body blow to the Dublin system, the recent Court of Appeal case...

3rd January 2017 By Chris Desira

Tribunal makes order requiring dental age assessment of young asylum seeker

In a new case on dental age assessments, the tribunal has ordered that a young asylum seeker to undergo a...

20th December 2016 By Colin Yeo

How to secure legal aid for statelessness applications

Recently, after being introduced to someone, I mentioned that I work on statelessness policy. When faced with the confused look...

25th November 2016 By Cynthia Orchard

Proving Torture: Home Office mistreatment of expert medical evidence

Written by Eleanor BONNER & Beate DASARATHY Following on from the Proving Torture conference in October last year which Free...

21st November 2016 By Freedom From Torture