‘The Model Minority’: a Hinderance to the Pursuit of Justice

By Debadrita Chakraborty 

Indian immigrants fail to acknowledge their complicity in injustices both in India and America. Here’s why.

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement is here to stay. Catalysed by one of the most heinous racial homicide of the 21st century, BLM protests have since snowballed into one of the greatest ‘domino’ resistance movement in the U.S. The sustained nature of the movement and its organised approach towards decolonising the Global North’s white washed history and curriculum have resonated with other minority and racially targeted communities who have expressed solidarity by not only dissenting against institutional racism and police brutalities but also reflecting on their own complicity in anti-black racism. However, one of the most visible and prominent minority group that has remained relatively apolitical in a deeply political time despite its history of colonial oppression and state sanctioned hostile policing is the Indian migrant community in America.

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Report from “Fight NOT Flight”: SPBC inaugural panel event on the Hostile Environment

By Surabhi Vanalia 

The UCL Student Pro Bono Committee held its first termly panel event on 21st November 2019, with a focus on recent and previous immigration policies which make up the ‘Hostile Environment’. This refers to laws and policies which make it difficult for migrants without secure leave to remain to reside in the UK.

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Legal Challenge Launched Against ‘Hostile Environment’s’ Impact on Maternal Health of Migrants

By Surabhi Vanalia

The ‘Hostile Environment’ adopted by the Home Office has been embedded into the delivery of health services. Charging for healthcare in particular affects the most disenfranchised in our society, including: victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), victims of domestic violence, trafficked persons, and children.

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The Impact of Brexit on Human Rights in the UK

By Ila Tyagi 

In her second blog post Ila Tyagi, an LLM student in International Commercial Law at UCL, writes about the human rights implications of Brexit.

A hard Brexit would have a significant impact on the human rights framework in the UK. This is because UK derives a large portion of its human rights from EU law. Post-Brexit, the UK would not be required to comply with the various EU laws concerning human rights [1].

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