Legal Matters


Consultation On Immigration Appeals

Migrationwatch Briefing Paper No 8.28 summarised some of the main features of the government’s recently published Draft (Partial) Immigration and Citizenship Bill and appended a copy of the submissions made by Migrationwatch to the Home Affairs Committee of the House of Commons. The draft is described as partial because some important topics have been omitted, […]

5th November 2008 (Asylum, Legal Matters, Refugees)

Migrationwatch Invited To Put Forward Policy Suggestions

Following the evidence which we gave to the Economic Committee of the House of Lords, Migrationwatch were invited by a Cross Party Group of Parliamentarians to put forward suggestions as to how immigration issues should be tackled in a way that took account and also tackles the need to preserve the competitiveness of the economy […]

Draft (partial) Immigration And Citizenship Bill

The Bill is a draft published on 14 July 2008 to facilitate consultation. Some parts of it are still missing. The government’s intention is that a Bill be tabled in Parliament in the autumn of 2008. The draft Bill is the next stage in a process initiated by the Border and Immigration Agency (now the […]

2nd September 2008 (Legal Matters, Policy)

European Convention On Human Rights: Recent Case Law

Harry Mitchell, QC, summarises in Briefing Paper 8.27 three recent cases which are of interest. In all three questions concerning the European Convention on Human Rights are prominent. The third case, summarised in paragraphs 10 to 17, is of particular concern. It is a decision of the European Court of Human Rights which may well […]

Recent Case Law On Asylum And Immigration

The government has recently suffered a number of setbacks in asylum and immigration cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal. Two cases are summarised in Migrationwatch Briefing Paper 8.25: The Libyan case and the Abu Qatada case.

Overview Of The Dutch Asylum And Immigration System

Dutch methods of regulating migration About the author Dr Jeroen Doomernik is researcher and programme manager at the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) and lecturer in political science at the University of Amsterdam. He holds an MA in social anthropology and a PhD in human geography. Introduction 1. In contrast to the United […]

Sir Andrew Green – Yet Another Apology From Another Newspaper

Last month The Independent published an apology and have agreed to pay costs and damages in respect of potentially libellous allegations against the Chairman of Migrationwatch. Commenting, Sir Andrew Green said "This is now the second such case in recent months. I hope that the press will learn the lesson and recognise the need for […]

2nd April 2008 (Legal Matters)

The Lisbon Treaty: More Red-tape Round Our Border Controls?

The Lisbon Treaty could further weaken Britain’s ability to control her own borders, according to a report out today by Migrationwatch. The Treaty now sets the EU the specific aim of developing "common policies" for both asylum and immigration, including uniform standards for asylum. It also widens EU powers to define the rights of legal […]

Migrants Should Also ‘earn’ Their Vote

The Government’s proposals outlined yesterday for ‘earned’ citizenship should also be an opportunity to make sweeping changes to those eligible to vote in elections in the UK, says think-tank, Migrationwatch. In a paper out today the group point out that about a million people from Commonwealth countries who are not British citizens have the right […]

22nd February 2008 (Legal Matters, Policy)

Uk Borders Act 2007

1    The Act received Royal Assent on 30 October 2007. The following are the Acts on the subject of immigration and asylum currently on the statute book:      Immigration Act 1971      Immigration Act 1988      Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 1993      Asylum and Immigration Act 1996      […]

4th December 2007 (Legal Matters)

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