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About Us

JCWI is an independent national charity established in 1967. Since its inception it  has promoted justice and fairness in immigration, nationality and asylum law and policy. It provides direct legal advice and assistance to those who are affected by the unfairness of the UK’s immigration control. JCWI also actively lobbies and campaigns for changes in law and practice. The organisation's overarching objective is to ensure immigrants and refugees are treated fairly by promoting their human, economic and civil rights within an international human rights framework. Its mission is to eliminate discrimination in this sphere. JCWI has been instrumental in influencing debates on immigration and asylum issues in both the UK and at European level.

JCWI undertakes the following:

  • Legal Advice and Strategic Casework
  • Policy Work and Campaigning,
  • Legal Training for practitioners
  • Publications of guides, handbooks and other reference material

Cases & Media

JCWI is frequently approached for comment or interviews about immigration policy and practice. We are usually happy to take these opportunities to participate in the national immigration debate. Here is a list of some of our more recent media appearances

We feature here siginificant inhouse cases and other cases that fall within our priority areas.

MM and Ors v SSHD [2014] EWCA Civ 985

Home Office win appeal against the previous ruling in 2013.

MM and Ors v SSHD [2013] EWHC 1900 (Admin)

A challenge by way of Judicial Review to the financial requirements under the new Immigration Rules in force from 9th July 2102.

Quila and Ors v SSHD [2011] UKSC 45

SSHD's refusal to grant visas to the respondent spouses under rule 277 of the Immigration Rules SSHD breached Article 8 ECHR.

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