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Why campaign for the right to remain?

“I don’t know how I would have kept going except that I had so much support from people outside.” “The second time I was detained, Women for Refugee Women made sure that people like Michael Morpurgo and Joan Bakewell were writing to the newspapers.” “And the grassroots groups I work with in Manchester were my […]

Worrying elements in Iraq country guidance case

A guest post from NCADC’s legal volunteer, Jacqueline Farmer. We recently posted on our legal resources blog a summary of a 2013 Court of Appeal case about forced removals to Iraq, looking at whether Iraqis removed from the UK could relocate internally to areas of Iraq under the control of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) […]

LGBTI rights under attack

A guest blog post from NCADC volunteer, Evelina Gambino The recent months have seen a worrying spread of anti-homosexuality bills approved on a global scale. Severe punishments, penalizing same sex unions have been introduced in several countries. From Sub-Saharian Africa to India and Russia, the increase of intolerance is an alarming sign in regards to […]

2013 in review

2013 in review: news stories from the world of asylum, immigration, human rights and NCADC. This was another year of the UK’s hostile environment, and the EU’s fortress europe. Some of this news will make you angry, upset or depressed. But we have some inspiring, uplifting stories too, of solidarity in the struggles for freedom, […]

Demo in Kabul against deportations to Afghanistan

A report from Saturday’s demo against deportations to Afghanistan, outside the Afghan Parliament in Kabul.  From our friends at the Kabul blog, ‘Stop Deportations to Afghanistan’. On 9th November 2013 dozens of deportees and the families of those affected by deportations gathered in front of Afghan Parliament to demonstrate against deportations to Afghanistan. Afghanistan not […]

Immigration detention: a structure of abuse

Three stories in the press over the weekend demonstrate the abusive nature of immigration detention, for all involved. In The New Statesman, BID trustee Katharine Sacks-Jones writes of the palpable desperation of detention: Recent reports of sexual abuse at Yarl’s Wood shine a small spotlight on the otherwise invisible world of immigration detention. They detail […]