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LSB publishes literature review of legal needs – Legal Services Board

“The LSB has conducted a review of existing research literature into the needs of different groups of legal services consumers. The review summarises the legal needs of a variety of different groups, their methods of accessing legal services and where their needs are not met. The review helps to identify gaps in existing research and will be used to target our future research programme.”

The Legal Needs of Consumer Groups (PDF)

Legal Services Board, 21st April 2011

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

DD (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

DD (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWCA Civ 1407; [2010] WLR (D) 330

“Section 54 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, on the construction of art 1F(c) of the Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees (1951) (Cmd 9171), confirmed by statute that acts of individuals might be acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations, which ‘included’ acts instigating terrorism and could include acts directed against UN mandated forces.”

WLR Daily, 16th December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Iraqi pupil to be thrown out of Britain over age dispute – The Independent

“An Iraqi refugee who is studying for his GCSEs has been told he will be made homeless and deported because social workers have decided that he is 20 years old.”

Full story

The Independent, 23rd July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

HJ v Secretary of State for the Home Department; HT v Same ú – WLR Daily

HJ v Secretary of State for the Home Department; HT v Same ú [2010] UKSC 31; [2010] WLR (D) 174

“To reject a gay person’s claim for refugee status on the ground that, if returned to his home country, he could avoid persecution by living discreetly would be to deny his right, protected by the 1951 Convention and 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees, to live freely and openly as himself without fear of persecution. The current test, that such a claim would fail where the claimant could reasonably be expected to live discreetly concealing his sexual identity to avoid persecution, if returned to his home country, was wrong and should not be followed.”

WLR Daily, 8th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Supreme court recognises gay asylum rights – The Guardian

“Judgment means lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have the right to escape persecution.”

Full story

The Guardian, 7th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Home Office advice to gay asylum seekers criticised – BBC News

“The Home Office has been accused of telling gay and lesbian asylum seekers to avoid persecution back home by keeping their sexuality secret.”

Full story

BBC News, 6th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Deportees ‘at risk of abuse’ – The Independent

“Refugees deported from Britain are at risk of ill-treatment and abuse by immigration officers and security guards, a damning report into the system for removing immigrants and failed asylum seekers has found.”

Full story

The Independent, 13th August 2009

Source:  www.independent.co.uk


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