Asylum seekers / refugees
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
A Glasgow MP has presented a Bill to the UK Parliament this week to protect asylum seekers from eviction.
Published 26 July 2019
New Gorbals Housing Association has promised to reverse any attempt by Serco to change locks on its properties as part of efforts to prevent the eviction of asylum seekers in Glasgow.
Published 19 July 2019
Glasgow law centres, advice agencies and charities have come together to prevent the eviction of Glasgow asylum seekers.
Published 16 July 2019
Housing associations have responded to calls for them to take action against the private housing contractors providing accommodation for asylum seekers in Glasgow.
Published 11 July 2019
Private housing provider Serco has announced it will resume lock change evictions against asylum seekers in Glasgow next week.
Published 13 June 2019
The Scottish Government has published a new study of evidence to support the New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy 2018-2022.
Published 31 May 2019
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has called on private housing provider Serco to pause lock change evictions against asylum seekers in Glasgow pending a court appeal.
Published 3 May 2019
A legal bid to stop the eviction of asylum seekers in Glasgow will return to the courts after Govan Law Centre (GLC) confirmed it will appeal last month's Court of Session decision that the lock changes were not unlawful.
Published 2 May 2019
Case report: Asylum seekers’ legal challenge to housing provider’s ‘unlawful’ lock-changing protocol fails
After the case to prevent failed asylum seekers being evicted without a court order was dismissed by the Court of Session, our sister publication Scottish Legal News takes a considered look at the judgment.
Published 17 April 2019
Scotland’s RSLs will do what they can to support asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow following an eviction legal ruling, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.
Published 16 April 2019