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Rwanda discussion and immigration round up podcast: October 2023


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Our October immigration round up is here and as we recorded shortly after the Supreme Court’s decision in the Rwanda litigation we included discussion of that at the beginning. Do keep listening after that though, as Colin and I cover everything from fishing to legal aid shortages via eSports, medico-legal reports, public funds and the shortage occupation list.

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Rwanda (00:58)

Supreme Court finds Rwanda is not a safe country to which refugees can be removed⁠

Reflections on the Supreme Court’s Rwanda judgment⁠

Blog news (10:15)

Free Movement 2023 reader survey results⁠
Asylum (12:55)

High Court success in challenge to move of highly vulnerable asylum seeker away from his support network⁠ 

Over half the people seeking asylum are now unable to access a legal aid lawyer⁠ 

Safe Passage report: the case for safe routes⁠ 

What is a medico-legal report?⁠ 

Medico-legal reports: how to instruct and common mistakes to avoid⁠  

New asylum processes set up on disputed territory of Diego Garcia⁠

Court of Appeal gives guidance on sentencing for small boats prosecutions⁠

Fairness in safe third country removals: the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Asylum Aid’s case⁠
Policy (25:35)

Migration Advisory Committee recommends shortage occupation list is abolished⁠  
Immigration (28:54)

The effect of the Nationality and Borders Act 2022 on the fishing industry⁠

Home Office concedes latest challenge to no recourse to public funds policy⁠

Do foreign gamers need a visa to play competitive eSports in the UK?⁠  

TLScontact in unsuccessful challenge to new Home Office contract⁠  
Nationality (37:32)

Court of Appeal upholds deprivation of citizenship decision⁠ 
Updated articles (38:55)

What are the 10 and 20 year rules on long residence?⁠ 

Briefing: what is the law on deporting foreign criminals and their human rights?⁠ 

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Sonia Lenegan

Sonia Lenegan is an experienced immigration, asylum and public law solicitor. She has been practising for over ten years and was previously legal director at the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association and legal and policy director at Rainbow Migration. Sonia is the Editor of Free Movement.