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Council of Europe Migration Newsletter

In this issue items include Visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, climate migrants and input to UN Rapporteur’s report SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE ON MIGRATION AND REFUGEES Failure to adequately protect two potential victims of child trafficking EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS ECRI publishes new report on Norway EUROPEAN COMMISSION AGAINST RACISM AND INTOLERANCE Age assessment procedures for children in migration: animation available …

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The Bien Newsletter March 2021

On November 26 2020 the French  National Assembly voted on the resolution tabled by the group Agir Ensemble launching a public debate on the creation of a universal income called “Socle citoyen.” Why do you welcome this vote? Marc de Basquiat: This vote is historic for three reasons. First of all, it was very broad, bringing together the votes of …

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New Right to Work Leaflet Now Available

This new leaflet has been designed to enable employers to clarify requirements around Right to Work to EU, EEA and Swiss employees. The leaflet provides clear information on rights and obligations depending on when an individual arrived in the UK. Right_to_Work_leaflet Feb 2021

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EU Settlement Quarterly Statistics up to 31st Dec 2020

On 25 February 2021, the latest EUSS quarterly statistics report has been published by UKVI , providing more information on the progress of the EU Settlement Scheme up to 31 December 2020. The detailed quarterly statistics report complements the monthly updates last released on 11 February 2021, which reported over 5 million applications to the scheme up to 31 January. …

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Victims of Slavery Support Service New address

Victims of Slavery Support Service  are now based at 114 University Street, Belfast,BT7 1HH. The Asylum support team will continue to operate from Weaver’s Court Business Park.   Victims of Slavery Support Service 114 University Street Belfast Northern Ireland Direct: 02892 448449 Mobile: 07483090722 YOU ARE NOT ALONE! FIND OUR LIST OF COVID-19 RELATED RESOURCES HERE.      Tel: 01304 203977 Free 24/7 asylum …

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The Well-Being Project Explores Eastern Europeans’ Well-Being in Northern Ireland

Tom Marshall, a PhD student at Queen’s University, Belfast, is researching what well-being means for Eastern Europeans, here in NI. People from Eastern Europe and those providing them with advice or support are welcome to take part. Please use the link below to find out more: https://well-being-project.com/ Contact details: Email: Lmarshall07@qub.ac.uk Phone: 07739 763812    

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CAJ’s Updated EU Settlement Scheme Guide for Advisors

Although the major focus of the scheme is of course EU nationals, CAJ  would encourage any NI group working with migrants to make themselves aware of the route for non-EU family members of people of NI. This route could apply to people without status who are in qualifying relationships with people from NI (including refused asylum seekers or those previously …

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Law Centre NI – New Visa for persons from Hong Kong

This week a new visa was opened for people from Hong Kong and for their family members. The BNO visa provides work permission but no access to public funds.  Please see here for more information about the visa, how to apply, etc. This visa route offers an alternative to an asylum claim. Please contact LCNI immigration advice line to discuss …

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The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants New report: EU care workers at risk after Brexit

Today we are publishing new research which shows EU care workers and other key workers are at risk of losing their rights and status in the UK. There is already a wealth of evidence that vulnerable and marginalised EU nationals are being put at risk by the way the EU Settlement scheme is designed. Our new research shows the risks are …

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Council of Europe – Migration and Refugees Updates January 2021

Debate on access to migrants, refugees and asylum seekers by NGOs CONFERENCE OF INGOs On 16 December 2020, during its winter session, the Conference of INGOs organised a debate on “Access to migrants, refugees and asylum seekers by NGOs”. The debate was based on the preliminary findings on concrete situations after consultations within civil society groups in Greece. Topics of …

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