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Immigration & Asylum Law

Ninth Edition

Gina Clayton and Georgina Firth

April 2021

ISBN: 9780198848936

680 pages

In Stock

Price: £44.99

The only immigration and asylum law textbook written for undergraduate law students.



The definitive textbook for this fast-moving area of law, expertly guiding students through the key issues of immigration and asylum in the modern world. Clear analysis and commentary on the political and social impact of the law encourages the reader to develop a critical mindset.

  • The only textbook on immigration and asylum law written specifically for undergraduate students
  • Explores all the key areas covered on immigration and asylum law courses, giving students a thorough grounding in the subject
  • Clear analysis of the political, social, and historical dimensions of the law brings the subject to life and encourages students to engage critically with modern issues
  • Written by an author team with both teaching and practical experience in the field of immigration and asylum law
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • Updates on Brexit and its implications for Immigration and Asylum Law
  • The impact of Covid-19 on Immigration and Asylum Law, especially the asylum process
  • The case of Shamima Begum [2020] UKSIAC SC_163_2019
  • Coverage of the Windrush scandal, its consequences, and the government response to it
  • Clarification from the courts on the interpretation and application of Part 5A of the NIAA 2002
  • Developments in the hostile (compliant) environment
  • Updated Home Office guidance on Age Assessment
  • Challenges to detained asylum casework, the Home Office Removals Policy, and the new Immigration Bail provisions

About the Author(s)

Gina Clayton, Late Senior Lecturer in Refugee Law, Sheffield Hallam University Refugee Law Clinic, and Georgina Firth, LLB (Hons), LLM, Barrister, Senior Lecturer, University of Lancaster

The late Gina Clayton has been an independent researcher, facilitator and writer on asylum and migration projects, including reports for the EU Fundamental Rights Agency and the AIDA database, a trustee of refugee charities in South Yorkshire, she was recently part of the team at Sheffield Hallam University Refugee Law Clinic, specialising in refugee family reunion.

Georgina Firth is a Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University. She previously worked as a barrister at Garden Court North Chambers.

Table of Contents

    Section 1. Laying the Foundations
    1:History and sources of immigration law
    2:Policy, politics, and the media
    3:Nationality, citizenship, and right of abode
    Section 2. Enabling Principles: EU Free Movement and Human Rights
    4:Freedom of movement for EU nationals
    5:Immigration law and human rights
    Section 3. The System of Immigration Control
    6:Crossing the border and leave to remain
    7:Challenging decisions: appeals, administrative and judicial review
    Section 4. Entry to the UK
    8:Family life
    9:Entry for work, business, and study: the points-based system
    10:Visitors: entry for temporary purposes
    Section 5. The Asylum Claim
    11:The asylum process
    12:Claims for international protection
    13:Exclusion from asylum
    Section 6. Enforcement

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
The ninth edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.
Thee-book offers a mobile experience and conveninent access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks
- The online resources include: updates and developments in the law since the book published; problem questions to test knowledge and develop analytical skills; guidance on how to answer the end-of-chapter questions; and a selection of web links to support additional research.

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