Daily Archives: Thursday, February 28, 2013

Latest Migration Statistics Published and Associated Media Links

Both the UK Home Office and the UK Office for National Statistics have published new statistical publications today.

Home Office Publications
(Source: Home Office Science and the Migration Statistics listserv).

The following have been posted by Home Office Science:

For enquiries about the contents of publications or the research and statistics produced by HOS, please contact public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Home Office’s Immigration Statistics October – December 2012 release, has been published today, it provides the latest figures on those subject to immigration control.  A notable change introduced with this release is that our entry clearance visa applications, resolutions, issues and refusals back to 2005 have been provided on a quarterly, rather than annual, basis in new tables be.01.q (by category) and be.02.q (by nationality) as well as new quarterly data by category by nationality in tables be.06.q.w to be.06.q.o.

This edition also contains a short article about ‘Foreign National Offenders in detention and leaving detention’ (see http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/science-research-statistics/research-statistics/immigration-asylum-research/foreign-national-offenders-13), this article sets out differences in detention periods between offenders and other detainees held in UKBA detention. This ‘short article’ is intended as additional analysis of our data to assist users in understanding the figures. We plan in future to publish further articles on a range of topics to assist users to better interpret immigration statistics.

ONS Publications

(Source:  Office for National Statistics and the Migration Statistics listserv).

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today, Thursday 28th February 2013, published the Migration Statistics Quarterly Report (MSQR). The report can be accessed from the following link:


The MSQR series brings together statistics on migration that are published quarterly by the Home Office, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), ONS, and the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

ONS have also released a report looking at the quality and reliability of the International Passenger Survey (IPS) in relation to producing estimates of long-term migration flows. The report was originally released in November 2012, but now contains some updated information. It can be accessed from the following link:


We would welcome any comments on any of our products. Please contact migstatsunit@ons.gov.uk with any comments.

Associated Media Links

UK Home Office – Net migration continues to fall

The Guardian – Net migration to UK drops to 163,000

The Independent – Net immigration into Britain falls ‘significantly’

The Daily Telegraph – Net migration falls by a third

The Daily Telegraph – Fall in overseas students driving down net migration

BBC News – UK net migration falls by a third

The Huffington Post – Net Migration

The Daily Express – Winning the battle on immigration: Number of migrants staying in UK falls by a third

The Mail Online – The broken pledges of immigration: Coalition promised to cut net migration to under 100,000. Yesterday, it hit 252,000

Event: The Violation of Housing, Land, and Planning Rights in Israel and the OPT: Expert Testimonies from the Field

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, the Norwegian Refugee Council and Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel are pleased to invite you to an expert roundtable with human rights defenders from the field and special guest Raquel Rolnik, the Special Rapporteur (SR) on Adequate Housing, following the report on her Mission to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).

The side-event, entitled “The Violation of Housing, Land, and Planning Rights in Israel and the OPT: Expert Testimonies from the Field” will provide updates from the field and explore ways in which participants can operationalise the protection of human rights as articulated by the Special Rapporteur.

The event will take place Monday 4 March 2013 from 16:00 – 17:30 in room XXV, Building E, of the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

In addition to the Special Rapporteur, roundtable participants include:

.      Raquel Rolnik, Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing

.      Ibrahim Abu Kharbish, Jordan Valley Sheikh

.      Guillaume Charron, The Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC)

.      Nadia Ben-Youssef, Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel

.      Carin Smaller, B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories

.      Rania Madi, Badil – Resource Center for Palestinian Residency & Refugee Rights

.      Wa’il Abul Raheem Mohammad Qut, The Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Centre

.      Stéphanie David, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

The roundtable will be moderated by Charmain Mohamed of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

We welcome and look forward to your participation in the roundtable discussion. Refreshments will served for the occasion.  Please inform us by sending an email to emilie.arnaud@nrc.ch by Friday, 1 March if you are planning to participate in the roundtable; we will also inform security should you need access to the Palais.  Do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information and we thank you for considering our invitation.

Best regards,

Emilie Arnaud, IDMC
Middle East Support Officer
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
Norwegian Refugee Council
Chemin de Balexert 7-9, CH-1219 Châtelaine (Geneva)

Nadia Ben-Youssef,
Esq. International Law & Advocacy Consultant
Mobile: +972(0)54-566-2300; Skype: nadiaby
E-mail: nadia.benyoussef@gmail.com; nadia@adalah.org
Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel www.adalah.org