‘Asylum-seeking children in several EU Member States had no or limited access to education’, says a February 2019 report (pdf) from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).
Building on the findings of their October 2016 report (pdf), this report presents the most pressing fundamental rights concerns between October 2016 and December 2017.
The report finds:
Legal and practical obstacles to accessing legal aid, information and interpretation existed in all EU Member States covered
Sexual and gender-based violence in reception centres remains an issue in some EU Member States
Police and border guards reportedly ill-treated migrants, particularly on the Western Balkan route, and in Spain in certain locations.
Read the full report (pdf).
Liberty have launched a February 2018 campaign to end indefinite immigration detention, post-Brexit.
Date: 2 March 2018
Time: 10:00am – 13:00pm
Location: Room 1.04 (32L), The London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE
The London School of Economics (LSE) is holding a report launch event on child poverty and data exclusion.
They will present findings from the Nuffield Foundation project, ‘Child Poverty and Multidimensional Disadvantage: Tackling “Data Exclusion” and Extending the Evidence Base on “Missing” and “Invisible” Children’.
This aim of the report launch is to illustrate the progress that can be made by exploiting new opportunities for data analysis.
The project has built up new evidence covering the following four groups of children affected by ‘data exclusion’:
Children from the Gypsy, Traveller or Roma ethnic minority group
Children with a migrant family background
Children at risk of abuse and neglect.
Find out more about the event and register.
Despite allegations of serious abuse in immigration detention centers, the UK
persisted in not imposing a maximum time limit for immigration detention, and
continued to detain asylum-seeking and migrant children.
This is from the January 2018 report (pdf) from the Human Rights Watch (HRW). World Report 2018 is their 28th annual review of human rights
practices around the globe.
The report summarises key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from late 2016 through November 2017.
The report finds:
Germany over the past year made headlines when the Alternative for Germany (AfD) became the first far-right party to enter its parliament in decades
Despite a strong tradition of protecting civil and political rights, Australia has serious unresolved human rights problems. Australia continued in 2017 to hold asylum seekers who arrived by boat on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea and on the island nation of Nauru, where conditions are abysmal
Bahrain’s human rights situation continued to worsen in 2017. Authorities shut down the country’s only independent newspaper and the leading secular-left opposition political society.
In Bangladesh, civil society groups faced pressure from both state and non-state actors, including death threats and attacks from extremist groups.
Read the full report (pdf).
‘EU and EEA migrants living in Northern Ireland are facing high levels of fear and uncertainty around their status and rights in the aftermath of Brexit’.
This is according to the January 2018 report (pdf) from the Human Rights Consortium on the human rights implications of Brexit in Northern Ireland.
Date: 26 February 2018
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm
Location: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA
Race on the Agenda (ROTA) invite you to their annual general meeting, which will be followed by a conference on ‘Race, Identity and Belonging’.
The conference will feature guest speaker Afua Hirsch, Sky News broadcaster and writer and author of the book “Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging”.
Find out more on the ROTA website.
The Scottish Government, COSLA and the Scottish Refugee Council have launched a strategy to support refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland’s communities.
New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy (pdf), published in January 2018, aims to coordinate the efforts of organisations involved in supporting refugees and asylum seekers.
‘Integration is immensely important but is not embedded in immigration policy’ says a January 2018 report (pdf) from the Home Affairs Committee.
This report sets out five key areas, where they believe reforms are needed to build consent around a fair, principled and effective immigration policy in the UK.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has published the ninth report in its World Migration series: World Migration Report 2018.
Britain and the European Union’s negotiators have published a December 2017 progress report on Brexit.