IRRI Rights in Exile Newsletter – January 2019
Issue 98, January 2019
Editorial Team: Olivia Bueno, Catherine Tyson, Nejla Sammakia, Mohamed ElSayeh, Kavita Kapur, Joshua Lowe, Christian Jorgensen, Cristina de Nicolas, Nicolas Parent, and Taylor Brooks.
Chief Editor: Fiona McKinnon
Web links are in blue.
In this issue:
Will the ECHR shake up the European asylum system?
News on Countries of Origin
News on Countries of Asylum
Detention and Deportation News
How to develop the mental health care that refugees really need
Asylum and the abuse of administrative law
Forcing asylum seekers to remain in Mexico subjects them to web of endless violence
Concerns over Eritrea’s role in efforts by Africa and EU to manage refugees
160+ academics request MEPs to vote in favour of Humanitarian Visas Motion – and it gets approved!
It’s getting harder to win asylum in court, at least for some applicants
143-day average waiting times for detained asylum seekers – another unlawful system?
Greece, EU: Move asylum seekers to safety
US District Court orders release of Iraqi detainees
Lawsuit challenging delays in asylum screening interviews and bond hearings in the US continues
Seven Rohingya children ordered released in Malaysia
Concourt agrees: People guilty of serious crimes will not qualify for refugee status in South Africa
South Africa’s Constitutional Court rules Refugees Act doesn’t place time limitation on asylum applications
US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals finds BIA abused its discretion in denying asylum because it failed to comply with its own precedent
UK Home Office further amends removals policy in response to Upper Tribunal judgment
Conferences and workshops
Calls for papers