The UKBA's current asylum policy was deemed still 'not fit for purpose' by the home affairs select committee last week. To read further, click here.
The UKBA opened a new immigration removal centre last week at Morton Hall in Lincolnshire. To read further, click here.
The Council of Europe strongly criticised last week the ongoing persecution of political opponents in Belarus. To read further, click here.
The United Nations Refugee Agency in partnership with Refugee Week have launched an exhibition at Glasgow's Trongate 103 arts centre, marking the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention and celebrating the lives of six refugees who have sought sanctuary in the UK in each of the decades since 1951. To read further, click here.
Francis, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Justice & Anor  EWHC 1271 (Admin)
It was held that the failure to release a foreign national prisoner under the home detention curfew scheme was not unlawful, in spite of the Secretary of State's policy erroneously stating that a detained person would be excluded from the scheme if they had been served with a detention authority, as Toulson LJ concluded that the decision had been made on a distinct lawful basis. To read the judgment, click here.
The Secret of Success at the First-tier Tribunal
London 13th June 2011, 4-7pm