Towards a Rights-Based Reform of the Common European Asylum System


By Stephanie Pope, Senior Advocacy and Policy Officer In the wake of the European Parliament elections, Refugee Rights Europe is launching its next phase of EU-level policy and advocacy work. In 2019 and 2020, we will be working with policy-makers and advocacy partners in Brussels to achieve positive reform. Informed by data gathered from over … Continue reading Towards a Rights-Based Reform of the Common European Asylum System

The experiences of women in asylum accommodation: unsanitary and unsafe


By Aileen Voit The recent report by Refugee Rights Europe, researched in collaboration with MEENA Centre for Women and Children and the Baobab Women’s Project in Birmingham, raises considerable concern about the living standards for asylum-seeking women in the UK. In the United Kingdom, asylum seekers are entitled to be provided with accommodation and small … Continue reading The experiences of women in asylum accommodation: unsanitary and unsafe

“Slow, unfair and expensive to run. . .” The crisis of immigration detention within the UK


“Unaccountable, arbitrary, indefinite detention is a human rights abuse and a cruel anomaly in our system. I urge MPs on all sides to use their strength to end it”[i] Harriet Harman MP Immigration detention is not a legal term. It refers instead to policy and practice,[ii] and occurs when someone is deprived of their liberty or … Continue reading “Slow, unfair and expensive to run. . .” The crisis of immigration detention within the UK

At the Western Doorstep: On the human rights violations resulting from the externalisation of asylum


Refugee Rights Europe’s latest report, ‘At the Western Doorstep’, highlights the complex experiences facing refugees and displaced people arriving in Europe through Morocco and via the Western Mediterranean route. The report raises renewed concerns about the deplorable impact of the European externalisation of asylum to non-EU countries, and serves as a stark reminder of the … Continue reading At the Western Doorstep: On the human rights violations resulting from the externalisation of asylum

Refugee Rights Data Project Part Of Us

PArt Of Us: Exhibition


As RRE’s graphic designer, I was very excited to attend an art exhibition and series of speeches hosted by PArt Of Us and featuring our latest data. On 3rd October 2016, the community-led project held an art exhibition…