THE PUBLIC INTEREST LAW CENTRE (PILC) has published a know-your rights guide to deportations, international ‘reconnections’ and voluntary returns for homeless non UK-nationals and those supporting them.

Non-UK nationals are at increased risk of homelessness, including rough sleeping. Some may think they have no option [but] to leave the UK –  even if they want to stay. In the past, some councils and charities worked with the Home Office to force or persuade homeless people to leave the UK. The new guide is intended to help homeless non-UK nationals assert their right to remain.

The guide is available online, with versions in English, Polish and Romanian. PILC also has a limited number of printed copies to give away to organisations and groups supporting homeless non-UK nationals.

The Public Interest Law Centre exists to challenge systemic injustice through legal representation, strategic litigation, research and legal education. It specialises in public law, actions against public authorities and public inquiries, bringing cases to court for individuals and grassroots groups who have been treated unfairly. It seeks to hold government and public bodies to account, challenging unlawful policies and practices.

* Access the guide online here.

* Source: Public Interest Law Centre