Asylum Update – 15th February 2008

Keeping children safe from harm
is a BIA code of practice consultation paper is to seek a range of views on how to improve the way that children are handled within and by the immigration system. The deadline for responses is Friday 25 April 2008. More details here

ECRE paper
Defending Refugees’ Access to Protection in Europe is a new policy document produced by the European Council on Refugees and Exile.

Compas working paper
Libyan Nationals in the United Kingdom: Geo-political considerations and trends in asylum and return. Available here

Older refugees
This Refugee Council working paper brings together two earlier reports – a literature review and analysis of interviews with refugees.

Healthcare in countries of origin
Information on Treatment and Healthcare Accessibility in Countries of Origin (ITHACA) provides “information on the medical situation in countries of origin in support of the asylum process.”

Child Rights and Child Protection Training
Zuhra Bahman and Associates are offering a variety of one day workshops across the UK in February and March. Topics include Working with Young Refugees. Contact training@zuhrabahman.com

Events
Anti-Poverty Network England AGM Tuesday 19th February 12noon – 3pm: Launch of research on migrant and refugee integration. Amnesty International Human Rights Centre, London. Further information here

Medecins du Monde seminar on “Proposed Changes on access to primary healthcare for undocumented migrants”. Speakers: Susan Wright, MdM UK director and Adam Hundt, Pierce Glynn Solicitors. 6pm, 21 February 2008 at Clifford Chance, 10 Upper Bank Street, London E14 5JJ Booking essential.
See also press coverage here

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