Asylum Seekers / Refugees

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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. Mr Dailly brought the case against the Home Office contractor and the Home Secretary as well

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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.

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Asylum seekers facing eviction proceedings in Glasgow have been given a temporary reprieve by a court. Around 130 court actions concerning proposed lock-changes by Serco have been put on hold or continued by Glasgow Sheriff Court meaning clients in all those cases have been protected.

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The fight against Serco’s lock-change evictions in Glasgow continues with fifty evictions now blocked by Glasgow Sheriff Court. The scale of intervention from the court raises serious questions about the Home Office contractor’s evictions policy.

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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. The private accommodation provider began its mass eviction policy of up to 300 people in Glasgow, whose cla

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