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  • United Kingdom: High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court, Case EH, R v. the Secretary of State for the Home Department, [2012] EWHC 2569

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

    The Claimant applied for asylum based upon his account of an attack during the Rwandan genocide and subsequent events.  The Home Secretary refused the application and the Claimant appealed. At the appeal he was unrepresented and he adduced no medical evidence.  The Immigration Judge dismissed his appeal, disbelieving the entirety of his account. Once his appeal rights had been exhausted, the Secretary of State detained him on 19 October 2010 for the purpose of removal. At the time of detention he suffered from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

  • UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants: Study on the management of the external borders of the European Union

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

    The UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants has published his regional study on the management of the external borders of the European Union and its impact on the human rights of migrants. The study concludes that the EU's approach to migration is based on deterrence of irregular migration through the strengthening of external border controls, and that such approach is coupled with a discourse that links migration to criminality and security.

  • CEAR: Annual Report on the Situation of Refugees in Spain

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

    CEAR has published its Annual Report on the Situation of Refugees in Spain for 2012. The report reviews briefly the situation of refugees in the world and in Europe and then looks in more detail into the situation of refugees in Spain from the points of view of access to the territory and procedures, of the processing of applications for international protection and its outcomes, of integration of refugees and access to the labour market.

  • European Committee for the Prevention of Torture: publication of report concerning Spain

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

    The CPT examined the treatment of persons detained by different Spanish law enforcement agencies in 2011, including detention centres for foreign nationals. The report criticises the prison-like atmosphere of those centres and the restrictive regimes in place. It also refers to several allegations of ill-treatment of foreign nationals detained in them, in particular by external intervention of the National Police.

  • Eurostat releases statistics on asylum applications and first instance decisions on asylum applications for the second quarter of 2012.

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

    Eurostat published recently the figures on asylum applications and first instance decisions in the European Union for the second quarter of 2012. Nearly 70,000 applications were lodged in that period, which means a 10% decrease in comparison to the same period of 2011. 65,260 first instance decisions were taken, of which 18,260 were positive (granting either refugee status, subsidiary protection or protection for humanitarian reasons) and 47,000 were negative.

  • Human Rights Watch: New report on summary returns from Italy to Greece

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

    Human Rights Watch has published a report documenting summary returns of migrants from Italy to Greece. According to its findings, migrants and potential asylum seekers who try to reach Italy from Greece as stowaways in ferryboats are summarily sent back to Greece by Italian authorities, without being given the chance to enter the Italian territory and without proper screening procedures. In addition, unaccompanied children do not always undergo age determination procedures and guardians are not assigned to them.

  • New ECtHR fact sheet on case law relating to child protection

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

    The European Court of Human Rights Press Unit recently published a new fact sheet on ECHR case law relating to child protection.

  • Germany: The Administrative Court of Stuttgart rules against Dublin return to Italy, 12/07/2012

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

    The Administrative Court of Stuttgart by order of July 02 2012 responding to an urgent request of the applicant family (applicant), ruled that the Federal Republic of Germany must ensure that the applicant is not returned to Italy based on the Dublin Regulation because, due to the systemic deficiencies of the asylum procedures and reception conditions in Italy, the risk of inhuman or degrading treatment is imminent. Thus, the German state undertakes to continue the asylum procedure for the applicant in Germany.

  • Medical Justice report: Expecting change: the case for ending the immigration detention of pregnant women

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

    The NGO Medical Justice released this week its report on the consequences that detention may have on the pregnancy of detained women. The report shows that, although migrant pregnant women are detained with a view to their removal, only 5% of those held in one particular detention centre in the UK in 2011 were successfully removed. It also finds that the healthcare these women received in detention was inadequate and that asylum seeking women have poorer health outcomes during and after childbirth than others.

  • European Commission: 4th Annual Report on Immigration and Asylum (2012)

    Date: 
    Friday, October 4, 2013

    The European Commission has released its Annual Report on Immigration and Asylum for 2012 which summarises the developments in these areas during the last year and includes an overview of challenges and a forward-looking perspective into 2013. It covers several areas of immigration as well as asylum, and provides the asylum figures for 2012.

    Read the full report here.

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