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Guest post: why criminalise the asylum seeker?

The NCADC blog is pleased to welcome three guest posts from Molly Haglund, who has just completed a Masters Degree in Human Rights Practice at the Universities of Roehampton, Gothenburg and Tromsø.  They are edited excerpts from her thesis entitled Punished for Persecution: An Analysis of the Criminalization of the Asylum Seeker in the United Kingdom. […]

Guest post: a tradition of deterrence

The NCADC blog is pleased to welcome three guest posts from Molly Haglund, who has just completed a Masters Degree in Human Rights Practice at the Universities of Roehampton, Gothenburg and Tromsø.  They are edited excerpts from her thesis entitled Punished for Persecution: An Analysis of the Criminalization of the Asylum Seeker in the United Kingdom. […]

Guest post: the criminalization of asylum seekers

The NCADC blog is pleased to welcome three guest posts from Molly Haglund, who has just completed a Masters Degree in Human Rights Practice at the Universities of Roehampton, Gothenburg and Tromsø.  They are edited excerpts from her thesis entitled Punished for Persecution: An Analysis of the Criminalization of the Asylum Seeker in the United […]

Afghanistan – UKBA plans mass deportation to Kabul warzone

On Sunday, the Taliban launched their biggest assault on the Afghan capital, Kabul, in over a decade.  Fighting continued over the weekend, and it is reported that gunshots can still be heard today (Monday 16 April) in the city. Insurgents managed to infiltrate the supposedly secure diplomatic areas of the city (where foreign embassies and NATO are based), and […]

Detention Action: Detained Fast Track denies access to justice

Published 23 February 2012 Kate from Detention Action writes on the release of the Chief Inspectorate’s report into the Detained Fast Track system: The Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency’s investigation into the Detained Fast Track asylum process, published today, finds ample evidence of the dysfunctions of the Fast Track. Yet the Chief Inspector, John […]

Gladys Mabvira: finally freed today after 6 months in Yarls Wood, she tells of the injustices experienced there

Gladys Mabvira is an opposition activist from Zimbabwe.  Despite the enormous risks she would face if returned to Zimbabwe, she has time and again been issued with removal directions by the Home Office.  Only her strength in adversity and last minute legal actions kept Gladys with us here in the UK.   She has this morning […]