Asylum seekers / refugees
A collaboration of lawyers who took on a multi-billion-pound national services company to defend the rights to a home for more than 300 highly vulnerable asylum seekers has won the Judges Award at The Herald’s 2019 Law Awards of Scotland.
Published 28 November 2019
Glasgow City Council should be “bold” and do more to aid the plight of the asylum seekers facing lock-change evictions by Serco, according to Govan Law Centre solicitor advocate Mike Dailly.
Published 26 November 2019
A failed asylum seeker who claimed that it was “unlawful” for her housing provider to evict her from temporary accommodation by changing the locks to the property without first obtaining a court order has had her appeal dismissed.
Published 15 November 2019
Scotland’s highest civil court has found that lock-change evictions of asylum seekers without court orders are lawful in a judgment whose implications are "deeply concerning".
Published 14 November 2019
A decision in the case brought against the lock-change evictions of asylum seekers in Glasgow carried out by Serco will be handed down by Scotland’s highest civil court tomorrow.
Published 12 November 2019
Securing support and accommodation for thousands of refugees and campaigning against lock-change evictions by Serco are among the achievements of Positive Action in Housing over the last year.
Published 28 October 2019
Asylum seekers facing eviction proceedings in Glasgow have been given a temporary reprieve by a court.
Published 30 September 2019
Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Refugee Council (SRC) hosted an event on the impact of homelessness on refugees yesterday.
Published 26 September 2019
A legal bid to stop Serco’s eviction of asylum seekers in Glasgow will return to the Court of Session today as an appeal into a ruling that the housing provider’s lock-change policy was not unlawful gets under way.
Published 28 August 2019
Tenants' union Living Rent held a symbolic 'lock-in' at Glasgow City Council on Tuesday and sent a letter of demands urging the local authority to take responsibility for asylum seekers facing eviction via lock changes by Serco.
Published 21 August 2019
The fight against Serco’s lock-change evictions in Glasgow continues with fifty evictions now blocked by Glasgow Sheriff Court.
Published 9 August 2019
Campaigners disrupted the Serco-operated Caledonian Sleeper rail service last night to protest against the contractor’s lock-changes on 300 asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow.
Published 8 August 2019
The 'No Evictions' movement fighting against the Serco evictions of people living in asylum accommodation has created a fundraiser GoFundMe page with the monetary aim of reaching £1,000 to aid their campaign.
Published 2 August 2019
The Scottish Human Rights Commission has been granted leave to intervene in the continuing legal challenge to the “serious human rights implications” of Serco's lock-change policy.
Published 30 July 2019
Two people have been evicted from Serco properties in Glasgow as the private contractor began its mass lock-change policy on asylum seekers in the city.
Published 29 July 2019