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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.

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…

UK’s reputation being damaged by failure to tackle domestic violence, says report

UK’s reputation being damaged by failure to tackle domestic violence, says report

In a Report published today, the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCRT) warns that the government could harm its international reputation by failing to ratify the Council of Europe Convention…

EU court rules on the benefit tourists

EU court rules on the benefit tourists

EU citizens who move to another member state ‘solely in order to obtain social assistance’ may be excluded from benefits schemes, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)…

Will Cameron’s immigration benefit crackdown clash with EU law?

Will Cameron’s immigration benefit crackdown clash with EU law?

The UK is to cut the amount of time EU migrants without ‘realistic job prospects’ can claim benefits for from six to three months. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, David…

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