Scottish Refugee Council
‘A significant blow’: Anti-eviction campaigners cautiously welcome reversal of lock-change policy as Mears Group takeover from Serco
Living Rent has pledged to hold the Mears Group to its commitments, while the Scottish Refugee Council seeks a guarantee of no summary evictions, “lawful or not”
Graham O'Neill: The campaign against the Serco lock-out is in the best internationalist traditions of Glasgow
Graham O’Neill, Policy Manager at the Scottish Refugee Council, says the campaign in Glasgow against Serco’s planned eviction of hundreds of asylum seekers has a significance way beyond the city – it’s an important defence of the human rights of the most vulnerable people everywhere
A special week of coverage on asylum seekers and refugees 24-28 June
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COMMONSPACE is running a special week of coverage in the last week of June on refugees and asylum seekers, focusing on rights.
The week of coverage coincides with Scotland’s Refugee Festival 2019, which CS will be reporting at over the course of the week.
Mick Napier: There should be no place for supporters of Israeli Apartheid in Refugee Festival Scotland
Mick Napier of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign argues that the Scottish Refugee Council’s decision to partner with the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities, which he argues actively co-operates with and supports the Israeli Government, does all refugees a disservice
THE Scottish Refugee Council’s statement of vision and aims states that it is committed to “campaign and advocate for the rights of refugees” and to “working in partnership where that will benefit refugees”.
Scottish Parliament hears calls for more to be done to protect the vulnerable from Home Office immigration law
Holyrood’s justice sub-committee on policing told that more people’s immigration status will become insecure after Brexit
SCOTLAND must “maximise all the opportunities we can get” to protect people subject to immigration law, due to the Home Office’s poor record in assessing vulnerability, a representative of the Scottish Refugee Council has told MSPs.
As SNP pressure Theresa May to condemn Trump's child imprisonment policy, campaigners prepare for his Scotland visit in July
Ahead of protests against Trump’s UK visit, SNP Westminster leader uses #WorldRefugee Day to compare May’s ‘hostile environment’ to America’s detention of migrant children
AS ACTIVISTS prepare for national demonstrations in protest against the July visit by US president Donald Trump to the UK, condemnation of the separation and detention of immigrant children by US authorities has grown to include Prime Minister Theresa May.
Imagining a future for new Scots: Refugee Festival to offer antidote to ‘hostile environment’
Scottish refugee-led arts and culture festival aims to bring people and cultures together
THE REFUGEE Festival Scotland, running from 15-24 June, will see over 30 refugee community groups host arts and cultural events aimed at breaking down barriers and celebrating the people who have made Scotland their home after fleeing violence in countries such as Syria, Eritrea and Afghanistan.
Scotland 'leading the way' on voting rights for refugees: Campaigners welcome electoral reform plans
Campaigners welcome Scottish Government plans to extend the franchise to refugees and asylum seekers
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT’S plans to extend to the right to vote to refugees and asylum seekers have been welcomed by the Scottish Refugee Council and the Scottish Green Party.