Asylum

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The UK government's plan to deport migrants to Rwanda is lawful, the High Court in London has ruled. The court ruled yesterday that the scheme did not fall foul of the UN's Refugee Convention on human rights laws.

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Stephen Kirwan explores the potential impact of the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in Camara v Belgium on the approach of the Irish authorities to the accommodation of international protection applicants. In the first case of its kind, the European Court of Human Rights recently gran

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The Immigrant Council of Ireland has joined calls on the government to provide clarity to those who applied for the Afghan admissions programme and have not yet received a decision. Only a small number of approvals have been issued under the Afghan admission programme despite 528 applications being

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Nearly 86,000 asylum applications remain outstanding more than six months after having been submitted to UK authorities, according to new figures. The latest statistics from the Home Office show there are 85,917 outstanding cases, with the number of asylum decisions still below pre-pandemic levels.

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The UK government must reveal more passages of internal documents assessing the human rights situation in Rwanda which were drawn up before ministers adopted a controversial asylum policy, a court has ruled. Lawyers acting for foreign secretary Liz Truss had asked the High Court to grant public inte

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A government decision to suspend the visa exemption for refugees travelling to Ireland from other European countries has been slammed as "shameful". Ministers yesterday agreed to suspend the operation of the European Agreement on the Abolition of Visas for Refugees from today for at least 12 months.

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Legal bodies have hit back at UK prime minister Boris Johnson's claim that lawyers representing refugees were “abetting the work of criminal gangs” amid attempts to prevent asylum seekers from being removed to Rwanda. The plan to send a man to Rwanda was last night interrupted by a rulin

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The European Court of Human Rights has granted an urgent interim measure in the case of K.N. v. the United Kingdom, an asylum-seeker facing imminent removal to Rwanda. The court received a request yesterday to indicate an urgent interim measure to the UK government, under Rule 39 of the Rules of Cou

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