Asylum

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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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The Supreme Court has refused permission to appeal in a challenge to the Rwanda asylum plan. The appellant originally applied to the High Court for permission to bring an application for judicial review of Home Secretary Priti Patel's decision that certain people who have made claims for asylum in t

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A last-ditch legal attempt to block the first deportations of asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda will be heard by the Court of Appeal in London today. On Friday, the High Court refused to grant an injunction preventing the removal of asylum seekers on a flight to Rwandan capital Kigali tomorrow.

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Plans to scrap the direct provision system of accommodation for asylum seekers have been delayed because of the war in Ukraine, the government has admitted. Roderic O'Gorman, whose portfolio includes the direct provision system, told the Dáil today that the war "had an unavoidable impact on t

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A new civil society coalition has been launched to hold the government to its commitment to ending direct provision by 2024 and replacing it with an alternative that is fully compliant with human rights standards. The eight founding members of the Standing Against Direct Provision (STAD) coalition a

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Priti Patel's proposed new UK border laws would breach the UK's obligations under international law, UN experts have said. In a joint statement, five UN special rapporteurs said the Nationality and Borders Bill would "seriously undermine the protection of the human rights of trafficked persons, incl

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Northern Ireland's High Court has overturned a decision to revoke the British passport of an Iraqi Kurd where his reasons for using an alias in his citizenship application were ignored. The applicant, TS, was an Iraqi Kurd and a British citizen who resides in Belfast. He sought to challenge by way o

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