Under legal pressure, the UK government has reversed its policy requiring at-risk Afghans seeking relocation to the UK to first obtain suitable accommodation. This post outlines the background and provides an overview of the current legal challenges afoot.
Listen to an expert panel of human rights lawyers speaking at an in-person event on UK asylum support law, with a focus on support rates in the cost of living crisis, the Illegal Migration Act 2023 and future developments.
The UK Supreme Court unanimously decided that the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010 does not apply directly to persons outside of the UK. However, the equalities objectives may remain indirectly relevant to decision-makers.
Significant numbers of destitute asylum seekers are due to receive an increased rate of support after the Home Secretary’s approach to the support rate failed to track inflation and reflect the increased cost of living.
No breaches of Article 3 of the ECHR where asylum seekers accommodated in a Glasgow hotel, staff and a police officer were subject to a violent attack by one of the residents.
The Court of Appeal has given judgment in an important case concerning the law of indirect discrimination, offering broad guidance relevant to cases across public law / human rights, employment, services and education.
Pregnant then Screwed? High Court finds no discrimination in pandemic payments to self-employed mothers
An unsuccessful judicial review challenge to the impact of pandemic support payments to self-employed mothers sheds light on the equality outcomes of UK government policy
The Court found that the lack of effective monitoring rendered the government’s system of asylum support unlawful and discriminatory
While domestic abuse increases during the COVID-19 pandemic, inflexible and poorly applied Home Office policies are keeping migrant women in fear of accessing help and escaping violent and controlling relationships.
At a time when coronavirus legislation has softened the duties on local authorities to meet adult social care needs, a recent decision of the High Court has made it harder for claimants to use human rights law to seek compensation for delays and maladministration.