IRRI Rights in Exile Newsletter

Published: 2 Nov 2017
By: Themba Lewis

Issue 86, November 2017

ISSN 2049-2650

Editorial Team: Lily Parrott, Fiona McKinnon, Mandy Jam, Susan Fratzke, Catherine Tyson, Natsumi Paxton, Nejla Sammakia, Iana Messetchkova, Mohamed ElSayeh, Kavita Kapur, Joshua Lowe.

Chief Editor: Themba Lewis

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In this issue:


Hassouna, the K2 case, and citizenship removal

The double edged sword of discretion in LGBT refugee cases in the UK


News on Countries of Origin

News on Countries of Asylum

Detention and Deportation News


Short Pieces

India can’t mistreat refugees by not signing refugee convention

Algeria: Illegal arrests, detention and forced removal of hundreds of migrants

Factors influencing decision making by people fleeing Central America

Thousands of migrants caught up in intense fighting in Sabratha

One step forward and two steps back for unaccompanied minors from Calais

The scene is set for yet another predictable winter tragedy and continued blame game in Greece

MSF report discloses violence by EU border authorities along Balkan route

UK detention policy on victims of torture unlawful, High Court rules

Germany: conservative bloc introduces controversial cap on access for people in need of protection

A regional update from EuroMed Rights

Migration control top priority at European Union Member State level – substantial growth of EU Agency Frontex

Home is close, but so far away for Central African Republic refugees

New York Declaration on Refugees: A One-year report card

Australian firm Canstruct takes up toxic contract profiting from the abuse of refugees

Statement released by the members of People’s South Asian Association for Regional Corporation (SAARC) who met in Kathmandu on 13-14 September 2017

NGO Statement on the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) and Coordination

Case Notes

US Court of Appeals (CA9) affirms Hernandez v. Sessions class action injunction (unreasonable immigration bonds)

US Supreme Court rules in favour of government transparency against private prison corporations

Mother detained with baby for 72 hours is awarded R180 000 in damages by South African Court

CJEU: Opinion AG Wahl in Case C-473/16 F

CJEU: Request for a preliminary ruling from the French Cour de cassation, C-444/17 Arib

Greece: Council of State on Turkey as a safe third country and aspects of the Greek asylum procedure

France: Administrative Court of Appeal of Douai rules on margin of error of bone tests to determine applicant’s age

Italy appeals lodged before the entry into force of new asylum law have automatic suspensive effect

Finland: Administrative Court rules application must be given opportunity to be heard to explain why he had not disclosed his sexual orientation in the interview

Opinion and Editorial

Success of the European Agenda on Migration should not be judged by reduction of arrivals

Letters to the Editors

SOGICA project


Conferences, courses, and workshops

Calls for papers

Grants and awards: Ockendon Prize for projects supporting refugees and internally displaced people




Programmes: Rights in Exile
Regions: Other
Type: Refugee Rights News