In their well argued response to <em>Transforming Legal Aid</em> the Asylum Support Appeals Project make the moral and practical cases for retaining legal aid for migrants of all kinds; including refused asylum seekers and show how implementing the proposed changes would lead to many miscarriages of justice.
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We’re all in it together
What was it that made Great Britain Great Was it taking riches from others at a very fast rate Did we truly believe it was our right To feel superior to others just because we were white Or was it that we recognised the mistakes made in our … → Read More: A Poem by John Taylor
No Borders is running a film screening next week on Monday the 28th November. They’re showing two films — ‘In This World’ and ‘Those Left Behind’ — from 8.30pm at the Space Project, 37–38 Mabgate Green (spaceproject.org.uk).
‘In This World’ 88 Minutes — UK 2002
“In This World is a 2002 British docudrama directed by Michael … → Read More: No Borders Film Screening
PAFRAS features in a article on legal aid, the closure of the Immigration Advisory Service and access to Justice published in today’s G2, read it here.
The demise of the IAS is nothing less than catastrophic for access to justice in the city of Leeds. The firm was contracted to deliver fully 97.1% of all legally aided asylum work in the city and over 70% of all legally aided asylum advice in West Yorkshire. Its demise leaves Harehills & Chapeltown Law Centre, contracted to deliver just 52 cases per year, as the only legal aid provider in Leeds. … → Read More: Immigration Advisory Service Administration
The Inspectorate made criticisms of the Immigration Removal Centre that covered numerous areas, but, from the perspective of PAFRAS, four specific areas of concern stand out, all of which relate to fundamental detainee human rights. … → Read More: Lindholme IRC Criticised
to celebrate 20 years of music for dancing Bandiera Rossa present: A Grand Ceilidh in aid of PAFRAS
featuring live music by BANDIERA ROSSA!
All are welcome, No previous experience is necessary, And a splendid time for all is guaranteed!
Saturday 21st May 7:30 … → Read More: Grand Ceilidh for PAFRAS
In February, David Whyte, co-author of The Wages of Fear, presented the research published jointly by PAFRAS and the University of Liverpool on Radio 4’s Thinking Aloud.
You can listen again on the Radio 4 website.
The immigration detainees who work for next to nothing.
A report in the Guardian in 2 January highlights the links between wage exploitation of undocumented workers and the state. The report by Karen McVeigh shows how detainees at the privately run Yarl’s Wood detention centre are paid as little as 50p per hour to perform … → Read More: Imprisoned and exploited