Author: Sheona York

Sheona York

Sheona York

Sheona is a Clinic solicitor and Reader in Law, Kent Law Clinic, University of Kent. Before joining the Clinic, Sheona spent many years at Hammersmith and Fulham Community Law Centre and at the Immigration Advisory Service, concentrating on asylum and human rights cases. Her book The Impact of UK Immigration control – declining standards of public administration, legal probity and democratic accountability was published in June 2022 by Palgrave Macmillan.

The Illegal Migration Bill, the government’s answer to the ‘small boats crisis’, was proposed to Parliament on 7 March. Since then, it has faced fierce criticism from international organisations including the UN High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR), national refugee support organisations, those supporting victims of torture, children, trafficking victims and...

26th April 2023
BY Sheona York

To try to reduce the asylum decision backlog, the Home Office has introduced a “streamlined” process, including a questionnaire to be completed, in English, by individuals from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Syria, Yemen and Libya who claimed asylum before 28 June 2022. Around 12,000 questionnaires are expected to be sent out, with...

2nd March 2023
BY Sheona York
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