The government response to COVID-19 raised human rights concerns, including in relation to health, immigration policies, domestic abuse and housing. Instances of racial discrimination and excessive force against protesters by the police were documented. Northern Ireland made progress on same-sex...
The residents of Dale Farm, Essex, UK, left their homes en masse on 20 October, in order to avoid confrontation with bailiffs contracted by Basildon Council to carry out a forced eviction. The eviction will now proceed, and is expected to last a few weeks.
Between 300 and 400 Irish Travellers living at Dale Farm in Cray’s Hill, Essex, UK, face imminent forced eviction from their homes following a series of unsuccessful legal actions to stop the eviction. The eviction could now begin as early as 19 October.
Up to 86 Irish Traveller families living at Dale Farm in Cray’s Hill, Essex face imminent forced eviction from their homes, possibly as soon as 19 September. A forced eviction would leave many residents homeless or without adequate alternative housing.
Up to 86 Irish Traveller families living at Dale Farm face a forced eviction following legal notice from the local authority. The proposed forced eviction would leave many Travellers living at Dale Farm homeless or without adequate alternative housing.
On 23 June, the UK authorities deferred their plans to forcibly return “Mr S”, a rejected Somali asylum-seeker to Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia. He has been released from immigration detention. The UK authorities, however, maintain their policy that rejected asylum-seekers forcibly...
The UK authorities are preparing to forcibly return a rejected asylum-seeker, referred to as “Mr S” to protect his anonymity, to Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia on 23 June 2010. They may be intending to return other Somali nationals on that date.
Despite fresh legal applications by his lawyers, Yosief Michael Kidane still faces forced removal from the United Kingdom (UK) to Eritrea, where he would be at risk of arrest, incommunicado detention and torture or other ill-treatment for his political activity and for seeking asylum.
Yosief Michael Kidane faces forced removal from the United Kingdom (UK) to Eritrea, where he would be at risk of arrest, incommunicado detention and torture or other ill-treatment, for his political activity and for seeking asylum in the UK.
UK authorities have permitted Mahmoud Abu Rideh to apply for travel documentation with partial international recognition. He remains subject to the restrictive conditions of his “control order” at his home in London. His physical and mental health remains poor.
Lawyers for Mahmoud Abu Rideh, a Palestinian refugee who is subject to a “control order” imposed by the United Kingdom authorities, believe that there is a real risk he will commit suicide if the control order is not lifted or if he is not provided with travel documentation to leave the UK. He has...
Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Abu Rideh, who is the subject of a “control order” imposed by the UK government, was discharged from hospital on 7 July. However, his physical and mental health remains poor. He has returned to his home in London.
Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Abu Rideh, who is the subject of a “control order” imposed by the UK government, attempted suicide in May and is now in a critical condition in hospital. He has been refusing food since his suicide attempt, and on occasion has also refused liquids. His lawyers believe...