The front page news in the Guardian last week, that “Home Office Eritrea guidance softened to reduce asylum seeker numbers” will not surprise those who have been following the debacle of Eritrean asylum claims in the UK for some time. The Public Law Project managed… Read more »

There was a very important judgment from the Court of Appeal last week. The judgment was in the case of Mr Gedi, who was represented by Tom Hickman of Blackstone Chambers instructed by Ravi Naik of ITN solicitors.  You can read the full (short!) judgment… Read more »

In July, the Home Office issued new Country Information and Guidance for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Home Office Country Information and Guidance Country Information and Guidance documents are, according to the Home Office guidance to Home Office decision makers on handling claims from… Read more »

To be granted refugee status in the UK you need to prove that you have a well-founded fear that, if you were returned to your country of origin, you would be persecuted for one of the reasons covered by the Refugee Convention, and that the… Read more »

A new country guidance case on DR Congo is currently being heard in the courts.  The case will look at the risk on return to foreign national offenders, ‘failed’ asylum seekers and “low level sur place political activism”. The hearing began on 2 March 2015… Read more »

Just before Christmas, the Upper Tribunal issued the Country Guidance decision on asylum claims by Pakistani Christians. Country guidance cases Country guidance cases/decisions are asylum appeals chosen (before a decision is made) by the immigration tribunal to give legal guidance for a particular country, or… Read more »

This blog post is from the Border Criminologies blog. Based at the University of Oxford, Border Criminologies brings together academics, practitioners and those who have experienced border control from around the world. Showcasing original research from a range of perspectives, they aim to better understand… Read more »

It’s difficult enough understanding a court judgment in your own case or for someone you know, and understanding important case law is even tricker.  Other case law – country guidance cases, or important cases that set out the right procedure or application of legal principles or policies… Read more »

This is 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) as opposed to the Government… Read more »