Is “Tommy Robinson” entitled to refugee status and when is prosecution persecution?
Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, Paul Harris or Tommy Robinson or whatever he calls himself today, has directly appealed to President Donald Trump to be granted asylum and evacuated to safety in the United States in an interview with notorious website Infowars. ...10th July 2019
Court of Justice to rule on eviction of children from asylum shelters
States have domestic and international legal obligations to provide suitable housing for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. But a vulnerable young client at the Refugee Legal Support (RLS) clinic in Athens was last month kicked out of his accommod ...4th July 2019
Home Office ordered to bring Ugandan asylum seeker back to the UK five years after removal
The High Court has ordered the Home Office to return an asylum seeker to the UK from Uganda because her 2013 asylum appeal hearing was unfair. PN v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 1616 (Admin) is the latest in a series of cases ...2nd July 2019
Women trafficked into prostitution are “wealthy” and don’t need asylum, Home Office claims
Official government guidance claims that victims of human trafficking get rich from being sexually exploited in the UK and can be refused asylum, it has emerged. A new Home Office policy document on women trafficked from Nigeria says that those who be ...28th June 2019
Court of Appeal quashes clearly unfounded certificate in Albanian asylum claim
This week the Court of Appeal quashed the certification of an Albanian asylum claim as “clearly unfounded”. In SP (Albania) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 951, the court found that the Home Office had not properly inv ...21st June 2019
What is the difference between refugee status and humanitarian protection?
Viewers of BBC2’s fly-on-the-wall documentary series about immigration lawyers and their clients may remember Dillian, a gay asylum seeker from the Caribbean. Dillian isn’t granted refugee status, but does eventually get a different legal status a ...21st June 2019