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Matt Evans is the Director of the AIRE Centre, a specialist charity whose mission is to promote awareness of European law rights and assist marginalised individuals and those in vulnerable circumstances to assert those rights. Previously he was the Managing Solicitor at the Prisoners Advice Service for 6 years and worked at a number of leading legal aid firms including TV Edwards, Hickman and Rose and Hodge Jones and Allen.

Migrants to find it harder to claim benefits, rules Supreme Court

Migrants to find it harder to claim benefits, rules Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today handed down its judgment in the case of Mirga and another (Appellants) v SSWP and Westminster City Council (Respondents) [2016] UKSC . The appeals were brought…

EU member states can refuse benefits to jobless migrants, court rules

EU member states can refuse benefits to jobless migrants, court rules

EU member states can cut off some social assistance to non-native EU citizens who come here to work but have since become unemployed, the European Court of Justice ruled yesterday.…

Human rights, human trafficking: what rights for the victims?

Human rights, human trafficking: what rights for the victims?

A group of Lithuanian migrants who were trafficked to work in farms producing eggs for high street brands are suing a Kent-based gangmaster operation and its directors, in what is…

Helping the victims of human trafficking

Helping the victims of human trafficking

As part of implementing the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (2005 Trafficking Convention), the UK government created the National Referral Mechanism (NRM). The NRM…

US Gay marriage ruling: Where US leads, Europe follows?

US Gay marriage ruling: Where US leads, Europe follows?

Last week the United States Supreme Court made same sex marriages legal in all US states. In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court held in Obergefell v. Hodges that the…

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