Date: 27 September 2017
Location: Canada Water Library, Surrey Quays Rd, SE16 7AR
Cost: Free admission to IARS members, small charities (under 10 staff members), migrants and refugees.
The IARS International Institute invite policy makers, academics, refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers to discuss the barriers confronting refugees and migrants in the British labour market.
A survey, commissioned by the Guardian and published by the Refugee Council , shows high levels of homelessness and destitution among refugees shortly after they have been granted their refugee status.
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.
The European Commission is looking to fund projects that prevent and combat racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance. Submissions close on 7 November 2017.
The International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare is calling for papers on ‘Negotiating Belief in Health and Social Care’ (deadline 15 September 2017) and ‘Health inequalities and migrants: Accessing healthcare as a global human right’ (deadline 8 January 2018).
There’s no evidence that social housing allocation favours migrants, says an August 2017 briefing from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST).
In a blog for the University of Sussex European Institute published in July 2017, Anne Wesemann argues that the UK’s offering to EU citizen is far from being the best possible offering.
‘Engaging effectively with public attitudes towards refugees and migrants requires understanding the real world concerns, emotions and values around which attitudes are formed’, according to this June 2017 working paper.
In a June 2017 position paper, Just Fair and Doctors of the World identify data-sharing between NHS and the Home Office as a threat to patients’ human rights.
Britain’s asylum support system fails the most vulnerable, finds a June 2017 report from Refugee Action.