JCWI works to promote the rights of migrants within a human rights framework. One of the main ways we seek to achieve this aim, is through our lobbying work. This involves attempting to influence policymakers and those who impact upon immigration, nationality and refugee law.
Much of JCWI's policy work involves writing briefings to the House of Lords or Commons and related committees (e.g. the Joint Committee on Human Rights and the Home Affairs Select Committee). The briefings highlight our concerns about upcoming policy changes and the effects that they could have on migrants in the UK or those who plan to come to the UK. The aim being to change potentially detrimental or discriminative practice and to ensure that the policies adhere to the UK's Human Rights commitments.