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Immigration

Access to free accredited ESOL Classes for asylum seekers and refugees (Update)

 Many asylum seekers and refugees in...

The Refugee Convention is 60, celebrate with us

The 1951 United Nations Refugee Convention is 60 years old. Come and celebrate with us.

Also labelled: Social Justice

Casework selection at Law Centre (NI)

Asylum seminar with Helen Bamber and David Rhys Jones

Asylum: impact of medico-legal reports, 13 May, Law Centre (NI)

Law Centre (NI) e-newsletter

The Law Centre publishes a monthly e-newsletter.  Follow this link to read past issues.   All members who have email receive a copy...

Law Centre (NI) welcomes end of Worker Registration Scheme

Many migrant workers who have lost employment or whose family circumstances have changed have not been able to rely on a UK social security safety net in recent years. As a result, the Law Centre has dealt with a significant number of cases of...

Also labelled: Social Security, Employment

2011-2012 Training Programme

Law Centre (NI) has published its new Training Programme. Download it here:

Asylum and the right to be yourself

The case of HJ (Iran) represents a fundamental shift in asylum law, for gay asylum seekers but also for other groups protected by the principles of the Refugee Convention.  Read about it here:

Also labelled: Social Justice

Help with filling census forms

Northern Ireland Community of Refugees and Asylum Seekers (NICRAS) has set up a census filling surgery to help people who have difficulty completing the census in English.  It will be held in the NICRAS office in Belfast from 2pm on Tuesday 29...

Frontline 78: Recession special issue

Frontline 78 has a special feature: Who pays for the recession? Also articles on homelessness appeals and...

Changes to UKBA applications under European law - return of documents

The UK Border Agency is changing the way it returns documents to...

Temporary cap on immigration quashed in court

The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants has won a Judicial Review against the temporary cap on the Points Based System introduced by the government in November. The High Court ruled that the cap was introduced unlawfully because it had...

Right to marry victory for Derry couple

In a judgment on 15 December, the European Court of Human Rights found that the UK's scheme requiring those subject to immigration control to get approval to marry and to pay a sizeable fee to do so breached the right to marry and was...

Painful cuts

Training session on intercultural communication

Intercultural CommunicationOne-day Intensive Training Course Do you work with clients or colleagues from other cultural or language backgrounds? Would you like to feel more...

Casework bulletin 2010 Number 1 (September 2010)

Introduction Welcome to our e-bulletin where we share some of our interesting cases. We hope this gives you some ideas for your own work and alerts you to when it might be possible to...

Welcome to our new Encyclopedia of Rights site

The revamped...

Immigration and marriage: certificate of approval to be abolished

The government has announced its intention to abolish the 'certificate of approval' scheme. The scheme is expected to end in late 2010 or early 2011. At present, any migrant who is already in the UK and is subject to...

Access NI legislation on new government site

Information on current legislation can be found on a new government website, www.legislation.gov.uk. There is a specific section for Northern Ireland Acts, Statutory Rules, Orders in...

Law Centre welcomes Supreme Court ruling on gay asylum seekers

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that gay asylum seekers who would be at risk of persecution if returned should not be deported. The Court allowed the appeals from two men whose claims had been refused by Home Office officials who said that the men...

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