Lammy review: final report

The Right Honourable David Lammy MP has published his final report into the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals in the criminal justice system. It contains 35 recommendations, including introducing assessments of a young offenders’ maturity, exploring how criminal records could be ‘sealed’, and allowing some prosecutions to be ‘deferred’. David …

LGBT in Britain: hate crime and discrimination

New research by Stonewall shows that hate crime against LGBT people in Britain has increased by 78 per cent since 2013, and that four out of five incidents go unreported. Their new campaign encourages all people to ‘Come Out for LGBT‘ and show support. 

Court of Appeal judgement: ‘a child is foremost a child before he or she is a refugee’

Garden Court Chambers

The Court of Appeal have restated the principle that ‘a child is foremost a child before he or she is a refugee.’This was part of a July 2017 judgement from Lord Justice Underhill  and Lord Justice Gross. The guidance aims to ensure that children and other vulnerable persons have an effective right of access to Immigration and Asylum Tribunals, and a voice in the proceedings.