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Refugee Week 2020


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This week is Refugee Week. We’ve got quite a lot to say about the often complex law on asylum and refugees and the purpose of this post is simply to point you in the right direction if you are interested in reading up on the subject.

The starting point is our Asylum Hub, which acts as a gateway to content on Free Movement about asylum law. It includes our latest articles on the subject as well as featured analysis and explainers that have stood the test of time. There are articles targeting public misconceptions about asylum — such as the notion that refugees are obliged to stop running as soon as they set foot in a “safe” country — and others taking a deep dive into a particular issue in refugee law. Last Refugee Week, for example, we tackled “sufficiency of protection” and this week we hope to do internal relocation.

We have also been experimenting with short videos and today release five videos that were previously accessible to members only, as part of our online training course on Refugee law in the UK. The course itself remains members-only, but we also offer an ebook covering some of the same ground.

If you are interested in refugee issues, you can sign up to our refugee and asylum newsletter here. As soon as we publish something new on refugee or asylum law, we’ll send you an email about it.

Interested in refugee law? You might like Colin's book, imaginatively called "Refugee Law" and published by Bristol University Press.

Communicating important legal concepts in an approachable way, this is an essential guide for students, lawyers and non-specialists alike.

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Colin Yeo

Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder of the Free Movement immigration law website.