Lagos – London People Take Action to #StopCharterFlights

Two weeks of coordinated international action against mass charter flight removals was marred by violence in Lagos, Nigeria when military police attacked and subsequently detained two people protesting outside the British High commission on 11th January. Meanwhile, protests have continued across London and the UK, working hard to raise those forcibly removed, and the devastating […]

“Abruptness and callousness of the government’s actions have shocked and upset many”: NUS statement on the deportation of student Majid Ali

This is the joint statement on the deportation of Majid Ali, by Malia Bouattia, NUS Black Students’ Officer, and Shreya Paudel, NUS International Students’ Officer, published on NUS Connect on Friday 12 June. This Tuesday (9 June), Majid Ali (a student at City of Glasgow College) was deported to Pakistan. The deportation came in spite […]

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 […]

Forced removals: what we’re up against and what you can do

This is the edited text of a talk given by Lisa, NCADC campaigns coordinator, at the ‘Going Back? Forced removal and voluntary returns’ conference organised by Christians Aware and After18 in Leicester, 14 September. Contents: Numbers and countries Removal and deportation When can someone be removed How the removal/deportation process works Removal of refused asylum […]

Afghanistan: key areas of SHSH commentary

Still Human Still Here (SHSH) is a “coalition of over 50 organisations that are campaigning to end the destitution of thousands of refused asylum seekers in the UK”.  In June this year, they issued a commentary on the UKBA’s Operational Guidance Note (OGN) on Afghanistan.  The commentary identifies inconsistencies and omissions between Afghanistan country of […]

Stop G4S: deportations and the death of Jimmy Mubenga

This week – on Thursday June 6th – the world’s largest security firm G4S, will hold its annual general meeting in the City of London. A large coalition of groups, including NCADC, has called for a demonstration to be held outside the event, in protest of G4S’s varying and widespread human rights abuses. This article, by […]