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Immigration and asylum

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What’s new in administrative justice, October 2017

UK Parliament The Data Protection Bill has had its second reading in the House of Lords. The Bill will repeal and replace the Data Protection Act 1998; update the UK’s data protection regime; and help to ensure that the UK and EU regimes are aligned following the UK’s departure from the EU. The Government has … Continue reading

Creative research opportunity – Seeking Asylum in Wales

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is looking for a suitably experienced contractor(s) to develop a range of resources to communicate the lived experience of refugees and asylum seekers in Wales. The successful contractor will have knowledge of and links to refugee and asylum seeker groups along with film making, project and event management … Continue reading

What’s new in administrative justice, September 2017

Parliament The EU (Withdrawal) Bill is due to have its second reading in the House of Commons on 7 September. The First Ministers of Wales and Scotland have announced that they will work together on amendments to the Bill in order to protect devolved powers and responsibilities following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The … Continue reading

Immigration administrative review: the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration’s second report

By Robert Thomas and Joe Tomlinson The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) recently published his second report on the Home Office’s administrative review process. This blog provides some context for this report and also analyses its contents.  The new immigration administrative review process In recent years, government has reformed administrative redress processes. … Continue reading

Immigration appeals and delays: On the verge of a crisis?

By Robert Thomas In this blog Robert Thomas considers delays in immigration appeals and available data. There have been some news stories over recent months about delays in immigration appeals. In December 2016, Meg Hillier MP, chair of the Commons Public Accounts Committee, said that the immigration appeals system was on the verge of a … Continue reading