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UK Election Notes: Foreign Policy Opportunities – Resettling Syrian Refugees
Chatham House, 10 April 2015

The first in a series of articles on foreign policy opportunities for the next government argues that the UK should admit and/or resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees

Reports

Media

Home Office ordered to bring back migrant mother and five-year-old son deported to Nigeria
The Independent,22 April 2015
Landmark ruling challenges policy of ‘deport first, appeal later’

'We see more and more unaccompanied children on migrant boats'
The Guardian, 22 April 2015
Chiara Montaldo is working with Médecins Sans Frontières in Sicily, where 700 migrants have arrived in the past week, all in vessels unsafe for travel

Migrant shipwreck toll may include up to 100 children
The Guardian, 21 April 2015
Survivors of Mediterranean boat disaster say scores of children were not accompanied by adults, as Italy arrests captain and crew member

Detainee dies of suspected heart attack at Yarl's Wood immigration centre
The Guardian, 18 April 2015
It is understood that the man was being held in the family unit at the Bedfordshire detention centre with his wife and child

Africa’s lone child migrants face robbery and torture on journey to Europe
The Guardian, 18 April 2015
Teenagers leave their families and risk their lives to reach the boats that traffickers promise will lead to a better life

EU under pressure over migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean
The Guardian, 15 April 2015

Human rights organisations call for collective European effort to prevent further disasters after 400 lives lost in latest incident

Legal aid and access to justice: what the manifestos say
Legal Aid Handbook, 15 April 2015

Only the Greens promise a full reversal of the cuts. UKIP doesn’t mention legal aid at all, and the three main parties all promise reviews rather than anything specific of substance, with the exception of some specific commitments Labour has made

Young Homeless People's Manifesto
NH Youth Centre, 14 April 2015

The young people's forum at New Horizon Youth Centre discuss the forthcoming general election and what it means for them. Their asks are shared here in their manifesto.

Access to justice a greater concern than free healthcare – poll
The Guardian, 13 April 2015

Study finds strong public support for legal aid, as new charges of up to £1,200 for anyone convicted in magistrates and crown courts are introduced

Syria crisis: A brush with the brutal world of child refugees
BBC News, 8 April 2015

Desperate Syrian families send their children onto the streets to beg despite great danger

Charities urge end to ‘devastating’ policy as ‘no recourse’ families triple in Hackney
Hackney Citizen, 7 April 2015

Hackney Migrant Centre and Project 17 warn that a growing number of families are living in ‘extreme poverty’


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