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What are human rights?

Human rights are rights which belong to every person and Danielle Cohen Solicitors helps to defend rights in the UK Courts and with the Home Office, because everyone must be treated equally and in accordance with the law.

What is the difference between civil rights and human rights?

Human rights cover the basic necessities of human existence and were officially created post World War II. Civil rights are given to us by virtue of being a citizen of certain countries, nations or states, and they are there to protect us against discrimination and to grant us certain freedoms in that nation. Human rights are universally protected in all countries and internationally protected by international law. The protection of civil rights depends on the state that you are located in.

What makes some immigrants vulnerable?

As human rights solicitors we see many immigrants who left their country of origin because they were unable to access their human rights. In some circumstances the resulting movement will not give rise to protection under international refugee law, but nevertheless will mean that the person is in need of the protection provided by international human rights law.

Migrants are often obliged to employ dangerous forms of transport in order to travel to safety and make use of smugglers and other types of facilitators, some of whom may place them in situations of exploitation and subject them to forms of abuse. Some may be at risk of trafficking as they move.

As human rights lawyers we ensure that they do not return to a place where there are reasons to believe they will be at risk or being subjected to torture or other cruel or inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment, or any other serious human rights violations. There is a presumption against immigration detention and judicial bodies work on the presumption in favour of liberty. As human rights solicitors, we help those who need to avoid immigration detention, especially those who have specific needs.

What is further leave to remain?

If your visa for the UK is due to expire and you would like to stay in the UK, you may be able to apply for further leave to remain in the UK. Further leave to remain is an extension of an initial limited grant of leave to remain in the UK, extending this leave for a further limited period. The form and the process of applying for further leave to remain will depend on the type of leave you currently have to be in the UK.

Danielle invites you to take a look at her blog, where you will see that she has helped a diverse range of clients from different backgrounds in her capacity as a human rights lawyer.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact Danielle on 020 7267 4133. Danielle will only charge you for the first consultation if you decide to become her client and if she can assist you.

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