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When maternity doesn’t matter

This excellent video offers an overview of the findings of the recently completed joint research project carried out by the Refugee Council and Maternity Action on the experience of maternity among asylum seeking mothers. Dowload the full report.

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UK immigration policy: we need to talk about citizens

[Article published in OpenDemocracy 50:50 on 4 February 2013] The family rules introduced by the UK government as part of its crusade to curb net migration are surreptitiously redefining the meaning of citizenship and the boundaries between the state and … Continue reading

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Kidi’s story

Dramatisation based on interviews collected for the research project ‘Undocumented children and families in the UK’ carried out at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford. The research was funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust. The … Continue reading

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Here to stay: understanding the consequences of protracted legal limbo

Having the opportunity to get feedback on the report ‘No way out, no way in: Irregular migrant children and families in the UK’ by policy makers, activists and civil servants was exciting. Baroness Hamwee, our host at the House of Lords, welcomed … Continue reading

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No way out, no way in: key findings

Download: Research report; Executive Summary

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UKBA can’t form its decisions on poor information

Thanks to Free Movement that has circulated a judgement that is likely to have important consequences on the way UKBA’s interpret its statutory obligation to safeguarding children. In a judgment handed down on 26 October HH Judge Anthony Thornton QC has given … Continue reading

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‘London, London’ – Caetano Veloso and the experience of exile

I use this song in my teaching on refugees and forced migration. I think it captures the sense of in-betweenness and saudade (a nostalgia for what is no longer there) that is so common among those who leave their country of origin. It is central … Continue reading

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Detention repackaged

Listen to Prof Heaven Crawley debating on the alternative to child detentetion and the involvement of Bernardo’s in running welfare services at a new detention centre on BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

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‘Migrant children should not be detained’, says Thomas Hammarberg

Thousands of migrant children are detained every year in Europe. They are forcibly brought to detention centres in a number of countries, in most cases with a view of preparing for their deportation. There they have to endure prison-like conditions, … Continue reading

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