Immigration: deterrence measures against asylum seekers threaten refugee protection regime

Human rights advocates are concerned about the threat to the rights and protections of asylum seekers and refugees globally as governments push back against territorial asylum systems.

Eradicating Poverty Through Social Development: A Practical Guide for Lawyers

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 1 – the eradication of poverty in all its forms everywhere – can be achieved by 2030, but it will require catalytic leadership and hard work by the legal profession. Active involvement in the elimination of poverty has become the ethical obligation of every lawyer. This book, edited and authored by members of the IBA Poverty and Social Development Committee, is a compilation of commentary and case studies about the broad variety of initiatives and actions that lawyers in all sections of the profession worldwide – law firms, law schools, bar associations and corporate law departments – are taking to achieve sustainable progress in the fight against poverty and the betterment of the communities they serve.

How to bid successfully: Business Development and Marketing Subcommittee guide, July 2021

Bids, tenders and pitching for work is part of life for every law firm. However, firms that don’t have a clear bids strategy and process, aligned to the firm’s growth plans can spend a lot of time and money with little return. This guide shares some top tips to help improve your bid and pitch win rate.

The digitisation of central bank currencies among the major economies – the current landscape

To date, the central banks of approximately 65 countries are in some stage of initiating or developing a programme of digitising their central bank currencies. This digitisation has the potential to minimise costs in cross-border transactions, increase financial inclusion and improve the efficiency of monetary policy implementation. This article details the programmes among the world’s major economies.

Common reasons for study permit refusals in Canada

This article outlines common reasons that study permit applications are refused by Canadian IRCC officers, the judicial review process for foreign students who wish to dispute the decision made on their application, and how the courts ensure procedural fairness.

The post-Brexit era: where are we now?

Individuals and organisations alike are getting to grips with how the immigration landscape has changed in a post-Brexit era. EEA nationals will now be treated like non-EEA nationals and will require immigration status to live and work in the UK. This article provides answers to some of the questions that organisations may have concerning the changes to immigration status.

EU nationals in the UK: an unseen pandemic in already uncertain times

This article argues that an unseen pandemic is affected EU nationals wishing to make the UK their home: the need to obtain immigration permission under the EUSS. A lack of information or communication during the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in hundreds of thousands of EU nationals failing to apply for the correct status, therefore putting their access to various rights in jeopardy.

The acquisition of Turkish citizenship through the purchase of real estate

New amendments to the Turkish Citizenship Law concerning the reduction of monetary limits means the purchasing of real estate has become a preferred method for foreigners in Turkey to acquire Turkish citizenship. This article outlines the acquisition of Turkish citizenship through this exceptional avenue.

New pathways to international protection: Emergency Evacuation Visas

This article advocates for the adoption and endorsement of Emergency Evacuation Visas (EEVs), and argues that EEVs are a necessary and urgent contribution to the problems facing direct and legal access to asylum and resettlement worldwide.

Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Until recently, neurodivergent individuals are likely to have been treated in a different and unfair way, which causes disempowerment, discrimination and unequal life opportunities. There is still a long way to go in terms of tackling the stigma. However, companies are becoming increasingly aware that great minds think differently, and that employing people who are neurodiverse can be a huge competitive advantage.