Latest grants from Strategic Legal Fund
Migrants' Right Network
SLF funding was granted to Migrants' Right Network for pre-litigation research to identify potential Highly Skilled Migrant (HSM) claimants to build a legal strategy for potential further strategic litigation. Numerous cases post-Balajigari have raised various common legal themes which may require litigation to ensure fairness and transparency in how these cases are determined.
Migrants' Rights Network is a campaigning organisation that creates collaborative partnerships to bring understanding and action within the migrants' rights and related sectors to achieve justice and equality for all migrants. It offers a network of advocacy and support that is accessible, inclusive, broad and flexible, depending on need.
ATLEU and Helen Bamber Foundation
SLF Funding was granted for a joint intervention between ATLEU and Helen Bamber Foundation in the case challenging the introduction of the 'Rough Sleeping' rule. The intervention will focus on the harm caused to trafficking survivors and those rendered vulnerable to exploitation as a result of fragile mental health and other vulnerabilities.
ATLEU secures safety and justice for victims of trafficking by using and reforming the law. It is the only UK charity which provides dedicated and holistic legal advice to trafficked victims. ATLEU effects change through a combination of legal casework, strategic litigation, policy and influencing work and legal capability training.
Helen Bamber Foundation supports survivors of torture, trafficking, and extreme human cruelty through a model of integrated care, providing specialist trauma informed care in therapy, legal protection including expert counter-trafficking support, as well as welfare and community integration, to enable recovery.
Women for Refugee Women
SLF funding was granted to Women for Refugee Women and the Public Law Team at Duncan Lewis Solicitors to explore the Secretary of State's planned opening of a new detention centre for women in Hassockfield, to assess whether the Secretary of State has complied with all legal requirements in this planning, and to challenge her where this is not the case.
Women for Refugee Women supports women seeking asylum in the UK and challenges the injustices they experience. WRW works in three main ways: to empower refugee women to build their confidence as advocates, to communicate with wide audiences to build public awareness, and to advocate for a fairer asylum system.