By Alice Lucas @RefugeeData Alice is the Senior Programme Officer at the Refugee Rights Data Project (RRDP), which is dedicated to documenting human rights violations against refugees and displaced people.  The humanitarian crisis unfolding in Europe has received sporadic attention by the press and is characterised by… Read more »

By Dr. Omar Khan @omaromalleykhan New research reveals how government policy and rhetoric stereotypes and divides poor communities, making life much harder for migrants and asylum-seekers, explains Dr. Omar Khan, director of Runnymede, the UK’s leading independent think tank on race relations and inequality.  “After years… Read more »

“totally lacking credibility … an undergraduate would be failed for this sort of thing.” An independent inspector’s report has criticised the use of country information by the UK Home Office in asylum applications. The comments were made in a damning review of the current country… Read more »


Here are some of the important events of the last year – moments of solidarity and success, setbacks and threats, and working together to overcome injustice in the asylum and immigration system. Think we’ve missed off something important?  Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.… Read more »


By RtR volunteer, Alexa Sidor. The tried and tested formula of scapegoating migrants crops up into the British zeitgeist every so often, each time bringing with it a new set of senseless and slap-dash policies which contribute to the ever-growing mess that is the UK… Read more »


Latest post from Right to Remain volunteer, Jacqueline Farmer. Last week we took delight in a tremendous victory for Detention Action as the High Court ruled that the Home Office has been illegally running the Detained Fast Track asylum system.  This is a giant step forward for… Read more »

When the latest wave of legal aid changes was proposed last year, the residence test was immediately one of the top concerns (see September blog post).  The residence test will predictably have a particularly negative effect on migrants’ access to legal aid. This update on… Read more »

A parliamentary inquiry on detention was announced yesterday – the first of its kind. The inquiry is jointly led by the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Refugees and Migration, and marks the first dedicated Parliamentary inquiry into the impact and implications of the use of… Read more »

Syrian refugees Calais

By Evelina Gambino, Right to Remain volunteer Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, over 2.5 million refugees have fled Syria, including nearly a million in neighbouring Lebanon, and 6.5 million people have been internally displaced.   A number of reports show that, for many, finding… Read more »

Have your say on the Immigration Bill >> On 22 October, the new Immigration Bill had its second reading in the House of Commons.  At this stage of a new bill, MPs are given the opportunity to debate the general principles and, afterwards to oppose… Read more »