New country guidance case on risk on return to Sudan

Thanks to the immigration barrister Colin Yeo of the Free Movement blog for news of this country guidance case being published. Country guidance cases are asylum appeals chosen by the immigration tribunal to give legal guidance for a particular country, or a particular group of people in a particular country. The decisions in these cases […]

Asylum claims: Ethiopia

We are often asked, “Do people get asylum if they are from [x or y country]?” It’s impossible to generalise about how asylum claims will be decided – although the grant rate for some countries is higher than others, each asylum claim should (in theory) be decided on an individual, case-by-case basis.  The decision will […]

Human rights cases: medical grounds

At Right to Remain, we frequently get contacted by people (or their supporters) seeking the right to remain in the UK due to their medical situation.   We cannot give immigration advice, and we also do not undertake individual casework – instead we provide information so that people can understand the legal process, know what their […]

Home Office asylum policy guidance: sexuality

In February 2015, the Home Office issued new asylum policy guidance on sexual identity issues in asylum interviews. Widespread incidents of Home Office interviewers asking offensive and inappropriate questions to people claiming asylum because of their sexuality have become somewhat notorious.  Paul Dillane has recently written an excellent article about the “toxic mix of homophobia, […]

Hungary: current situation re returns under Dublin Regulations

Hungary train station

Under the Dublin Regulations, the UK can refuse to process your asylum application. If you are an adult and you claim asylum in the UK, and the Home Office proves that you have travelled through a safe country on your journey to the UK, they will “transfer” your case and say that you have to […]

Thinking about evidence in family life, rights of the child cases

At one of the training sessions we ran this week with volunteers who are keen to learn more and do more for people seeking the right to remain in the UK – we looked at evidence.  What ‘evidence’ means, in the context of asylum, immigration and human rights cases.  How someone can get this evidence, […]

The asylum interview

This week, we ran our signature training session – with René Cassin – on understanding the asylum and immigration system, the barriers that people face when going through it, and practical actions supporters can take to help people through. The coloured cards in the photo above are problems that we are told about time and again […]

VIDEO: Right to Remain workshop on the UK asylum system

At the recent Refugee Campaigns Day at the University of Glasgow, we ran a workshop on the UK asylum system.  How it works (or doesn’t), the barriers people face as they go through it, and simple practical actions that supporters can take to help people through.  This was all based on our brand new Toolkit. […]

Submitting a fresh claim

Liverpool Capital Building

This is the third and final post in our series on asylum and human rights fresh claims.  The first post in the series looked at what a fresh claim is and on what basis one might be made.  The second post gave guidance on preparing your own fresh claim.  This final post will look at […]