There has been a new development in this situation. Read the July 2018 update here. The Ankara Agreement In 1963, the Turkish European Communities Association Agreement was set up (part of the “Ankara Agreement”) in order to promote trade and economic relations between Turkey and the… Read more »

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Claudia Turbet-Delof, Petros Elia and Paul Salgado of the independent union United Voices of the World tell us about how migrant workers at the Daily Mail offices have won a historic victory in the face of threats and retaliation from their bosses. ‘History has shown… Read more »

A stateless person, as defined by the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons is “a person who is not considered as a national by any State under the operation of its law”. Although the UK signed up the 1954 Convention, there was… Read more »

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A collective of grassroots groups is mobilising for a rally outside Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre on Saturday 24 March, in solidarity with the #HungerForFreedom strikers inside. Hundreds of people will surround the notorious detention centre in Bedfordshire, calling for the place to be closed,… Read more »

In October 2017, Right to Remain took the decision to no longer work with the group known as Movement For Justice (MfJ). This decision followed the accounts of abuse and harassment within the organisation that were brought to light by former members, and the subsequent… Read more »

The Migrant Rights Network has released an essential guide which “aims to help migrants understand their rights and how to assert them in 8 key areas of everyday life: banking, driving, education, employment, health, housing, social services, and the detention and deportation of homeless EU nationals.”… Read more »

This Wednesday 21st March will mark one full month since people inside Yarl’s Wood began their strike actions. On 21st February, 120 people detained at Yarl’s Wood detention centre in Bedfordshire started a hunger strike. Since then, strikers have been refusing food, refusing to work,… Read more »

What is credibility and why does it matter? Lack of credibility is the main reason that asylum claims are refused by the Home Office. This means that the Home Office does not believe you have a well-founded fear of persecution – either because they don’t believe you are telling… Read more »

This St Patrick’s Day, Right to Remain’s Luke Butterly reflects on the situation of the Irish undocumented in the US, and the undocumented in Ireland. Every year around St Patricks Day, the Taoiseach (prime minister) of the Irish Republic travels to Washington to present the… Read more »

Part of the bail application form Since January 2018, people held in immigration detention centres have no longer been able to apply for “Section 4” accommodation to be bailed (released) to.  This accommodation was named after Section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999,… Read more »