Asylum Update – August 28th 2008


The Centre for Research in Social Justice and Social Inclusion at the University of Hull has been commissioned to synthesise all the research over the past ten years relating to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Yorkshire and Humber. Email if able to assist with published or unpublished material, including grey literature and case studies.

HM Chief Inspector of Prisons has published a Report on a full announced inspection of Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre carried out in March 2008. It follows a similar report published last week on an inspection of Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre. See also BBC coverage and NCADC commentary  

Journal articles

EU Refugee Qualification Directive: a Brave New World? by Hugo Storey, in the International Journal of Refugee Law Vol 20 No 1. The same issue contains a transcript of Remarks by Ms Erika Feller, Assistant UN High Commissioner for Refugees on the future Common European Asylum System. 

Local press, dispersal and community in the construction of asylum debates by Nissa Finney and Vaughan Robinson in Social and Cultural Geography Vol 9 No 4.

Pre-flight experiences and migration stories: the accounts of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children by Peter E. Hopkins and Malcolm Hill in Childrens Geographies Vol 6 No 3.


Policy and law

The Home Office has published Fair Decisions; Faster Justice – a consultation paper on the future of the immigration appeals system. See also press coverage


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