Issue 17 - 12th June 06

Monday 12 June 2006

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Garden Court Chambers held an open meeting about the Deportation of Foreign Nationals on 7th June 2006. A fact sheet explaining the relevant criminal and immigration law is also available. Click Here to download the factsheet

The Joint Committee on Human Rights heard oral evidence from the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association, the Solicitors' International Human Rights Group and Amnesty International UK in connection with its Inquiry into Human Trafficking on 5th June 2006. A transcript of the session will be available on the JCHR website shortly.
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New revised application forms for extensions of stay, indefinite leave to remain and transfer of conditions/no time limit applications will come into use on 22nd June 2006. Read more

The Department of Work and Pensions announced that its system for allocating national insurance numbers will be changed as soon as possible to ensure that those with no right to live or work in the United Kingdom are not given a national insurance number.
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NASS has launched informal consultation on an Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Reform Programme. If implemented it would led to unaccompanied minors being dispersed away from ports of entry and accommodated by a small number of selected local authorities. Read more

Statistics

During the last three months of 2005, 540 minors were detained in immigration removal centres with a parent or parents at some point in that period. This was an increase of 19% on the previous quarter. Read more

Publications

UNHCR is about to release new and very comprehensive Guidelines on Formal Determination of the Best Interests of the Child.

Submissions

ILPA has responded to the current IND National Review of Family Removals Processes and a copy of its response will be on the ILPA website shortly.

Seminars

On 13th June 2006 ILPA will be holding a training course entitled HSMP - all you need to know and it will be holding a further course on 15th June 2006 on European Union Law and Human Rights in an immigration context : understanding the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.
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