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Hundreds of children refused British citizenship on character grounds
Free Movement, 26 January 2015
A Freedom of Information request has revealed that 415 children aged 10-18 have been refused British citizenship on character grounds. The power to refuse citizenship on character grounds was controversially extended from adults to children as young as 10 in 2010
Gordon Brown warns of Syrian refugee emergency
BBC News, 22 January 2015
The failure to provide an education for young Syrian refugees runs the risk of creating a generation of discontented youths and a recruiting ground for extremists, says Gordon Brown.
Asylum seekers set to be forced to travel hundreds of miles to submit documents to Home Office
The Independent, 21 January 2015
The decision will force asylum seekers to travel to Liverpool to submit documents, no matter where they live
Northern Ireland first in UK to protect vulnerable children
Commissioner for Children and Young People, 15 January 2015
Royal Assent for the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill means Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK to establish a guardianship service for trafficked and separated children on a statutory basis.
‘Deport first, appeal later’ measures start to bite
Home Office, 6 January 2015
Nearly 800 foreign criminals are being kicked out of the country as tough new ‘deport first, appeal later’ measures start to have an impact
Yarl’s Wood: UN special rapporteur to censure UK government
The Guardian, 3 January 2015
Rashida Manjoo, the UN’s rapporteur on violence against women, says she was denied access to detention centre