Children are still being detained at Dungavel immigration centre – despite the practice having been banned in 2010. Twenty-five young people have been detained in the centre since 2010, The Scotsman reports.
Home Secretary Suella Braverman acted unlawfully by failing to offer basic support to asylum seekers, including pregnant women and young children, a judge in the High Court has ruled. She must now enact changes that will benefit thousands of asylum seekers following the successful legal challenge by
Asylum seekers from a “green list” of countries such as Afghanistan and Syria should get the right to work in the UK as soon they make their claim, a think-tank has proposed. Rather than treating all asylum seekers the same from the perspective of their right to work in the UK, the Socia
There will be more support for unaccompanied asylum seeking and trafficked children arriving in Scotland, following the introduction of a new statutory guardianship service. The Scottish government has provided £1 million for the Guardianship Scotland service in 2022-23, and a further £1
A Trump-era policy forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed in the US must be reinstated following a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). The top court refused to grant the Biden administration a stay on a district court injunction pending app
When news broke in June that a Sudanese asylum seeker had been shot dead after stabbing six people in a Glasgow hotel there was an immediate public outcry. How, people wanted to know, could a system that is supposed to protect the vulnerable have allowed a man with obvious mental health difficulties
An application for appeal against the Inner House's judgment in the Serco lock eviction case is to be made this week. Mike Dailly, principal of Govan Law Centre, said in his column for the Evening Times that he will lodge an application seeking permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.
The implications of Brexit for asylum policy and for vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers in Europe have been highlighted in a new Lords committee report. The most significant implication of UK withdrawal from the EU’s Dublin System – which determines responsibility for asylum applicat
More than 30 organisations working with migrants and refugees have written to the new Home Secretary, Priti Patel, to raise a number of pressing issues "which require action if the immigration and asylum system is to regain the trust of the public". The letter, whose signatories include representati
The Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has been granted leave to intervene in the continuing legal challenge to the “serious human rights implications” of Serco's lock-change policy. The private accommodation provider began its mass eviction policy of up to 300 people in Glasgo
A Glasgow MP has presented a bill to the UK Parliament this week to protect asylum seekers from eviction. Private housing provider Serco had issued a series lock-change orders to more than 300 people refused asylum in the UK, although the action has been temporarily stalled by a series of interim in
Hundreds of asylum seekers face eviction after housing provider Serco announced it is restarting its lock-changing programme. It first announced it was handing out eviction notices to tenants who had been denied the right to remain in the UK last July.
Home Office rules on determining if asylum seekers are younger than 18 are unlawful, senior judges have ruled. The Court of Appeal has supported a claim made by an Eritrean man, who sought asylum in 2014, The Times reports.