Asylum update – 14th January 2008

Audit of race relations across the immigration detention estate
An audit report of race relations across the immigration detention estate conducted by Focus Consultancy Ltd has been published.
Download the full report at:

http://www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/aboutus/Reports/racerelationsaudit/

Asylum seeking children

Refugee Council briefing on the project for families whose asylum claims have been refused.
This briefing sets out information about the Border and Immigration Agency (BIA) Clannebor pilot in Leeds, which intends to work with families so that they depart from the UK.

Case resolution and unaccompanied children
Refugee Children’s Consortium’s
briefing on case resolution on asylum applications made by unaccompanied children and young people seeking asylum

UNHCR
Country
briefing folder on Iraq
UNHCR has started to produce Country Briefing Folders on the top countries of origin. The Country Briefing Folders contain general background information, information relating to the legal context of the country, human rights, international protection considerations regarding particular groups, and additional information.

Event
The progressive immigration policy debate – public meeting in Parliament

Compass and the Barrow Cadbury Trust are holding a debate entitled ‘Towards a progressive immigration policy’, on Tuesday 29 January 2008, 6pm, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, SW1.

Speakers include: Liam Byrne MP, Immigration Minister; Jon Cruddas MP; Madeleine Bunting, The Guardian; Sukhvinder Stubbs, Barrow Cadbury Trust; Neil Jameson, London Citizens; Don Flynn, Migrants Rights Network; Polly Toynbee, The Guardian (Chair)

Attendance is free and open to all. However, please RSVP office@compassonline.org.uk

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