This month Sonia and I discuss the Rwanda judgment (we’re saving that to the end as our good news story), a couple of fairly lengthy immigration and asylum history blog posts I’ve been working on for a while, several asylum developments and also our Refugee Week content, some procedural updates, a bunch (carousel?) of cases and a few other things too. There’s quite a lot to go over, so we’re just highlighting some of it rather than going into much depth.
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The podcast follows the running order below.
A short guide to the legal position and history of the Windrush generation
A short history of refugees coming to Britain: from Huguenots to Ukrainians
Last traces of Nationality and Borders Act 2022 erased with abandonment of “differentiated status” for refugees
Data shows Ukrainians in the UK continue to face homelessness crisis
Is Rishi Sunak’s “Stop The Boats” plan really working?
Rwanda impact assessment looks hopelessly optimistic
United Nations Refugee Agency identifies problems in asylum screening processes
Briefing: the state of the UK asylum system
What is the legal definition of a “refugee”?
Should refugees claim asylum in the first safe country they reach?
Preparing foreign language witness statements
So-called mandatory grounds for refusal will not always be mandatory
Briefing: the Seasonal Worker visa
Reaction economy: the Home Office’s use of social media
Will I need Electronic Travel Authorisation to enter the UK?
Briefing: what is the Common Travel Area and how does it work?
New country guidance on Democratic Republic of the Congo
Scottish inquiry finds immigration detention centre death was avoidable
Supreme Court finds golden visa scheme unlawful
Trafficking victims wrongly denied financial support in lockdown
Court declines to take legal guardianship of refugee children missing from hotels
Court of Appeal finds Rwanda plan unlawful as Rwanda is not a safe third country