Your rights and the law

Appointment Clinics and Outreach Surgeries

Free, independent and multilingual advice and information for people from BME, refugee and migrant communities.

The Right to Remain Toolkit

A guide to the UK immigration and asylum system

What are human rights?

From the Equality and Human Rights Commission

Positive Action Network

Discover useful contacts and resources for people from BME, refugee, asylum-seeking, and migrant communities. Access a wide range of support organisations that offer multilingual and multicultural services. Resources throughout Scotland and the entire UK. To have your organisation or service included in the online Directory, simply sign up for a login. To claim an existing listing, or to alert us to errors, send an email to, and we'll be happy to assist you.

Hate crime reporting 

Hate incidents are any events where you or another person perceive the event to be motivated by prejudice towards a particular group who are protected from such prejudice being directed at them.

Challenging your reporting conditions

If you have made an immigration application or have claimed asylum you may have to report (sign) at the Home Office at a specified time each week, two weeks, or month or sometimes less regularly than this.

Find a lawyer in Glasgow

Search the Law Society of Scotland database to find contact details of law firms

Find a lawyer in England

Search the Law Society database

How to sue the Home Office

The Home Office often makes mistakes when exercising its immigration powers. The high appeal success rates bear testimony to this: as many as 50% of some categories of appeal are allowed. However, there are only some limited circumstances where it is possible to extract compensation from the Home Office by means of a court case.

Links for EU Nationals

If you are looking for multilingual information about the EU Settlement Scheme including: An overview on accessing your rights under…

Know your housing rights

Received a positive asylum decision? Are you a newly granted refugee or just been given leave to remain? Have you receive a letter from Mears Group telling you to leave your accommodation? Then read this briefing.

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