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FREE TOOLKIT: Landlord Immigration Checks (Right to Rent)

Since 1 February 2016, landlords are now required to check the immigration status of adult occupiers of private rental properties in England. This free toolkit has been created to inform tenants and advisors about the scheme, how to evidence a right to rent, and how to recognise and safeguard against discrimination


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I am a Refugee

In order to promote the contributions that thousands upon thousands of refugees have made to the UK JCWI is developing a blue plaque campaign for refugees. This follows on from our ‘I am an Immigrant’ campaign, which challenged some of the toxic discourse around immigration in the run up to the May 2015 General Election. Please see our Just Giving page to contribute to the campaign. 

About us

JCWI is an independent national charity established in 1967. We work to ensure justice and fairness in immigration, nationality and asylum law and policy and we provide direct legal advice and assistance to those affected by UK immigration control.

Our objective is to ensure immigrants and refugees are treated fairly by promoting their human, economic, and civil rights within an international human rights framework.
JCWI has been instrumental in influencing debates on immigration and asylum issues in both the UK and at European level.
JCWI undertakes:
  • Legal Advice and Strategic Casework
  • Policy Work and Campaigning,
  • Legal Training for practitioners
  • Publications of guides, handbooks and other reference material

Latest News

September 22nd, 2016
By JCWI volunteer Rebecca Sumner Smith
September 20th, 2016
A blog for British Food Fortnight by JCWI intern Annie Davidson
September 8th, 2016
By JCWI volunteer Rebecca Sumner Smith

JCWI in the Spotlight

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. 

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