UNE's feature articles analyse certain selected topics within immigration law in more depth. The articles are written by our legal professionals. 

Feature articles 2021

An inhuman situation resulting from illness and resource shortage in an applicant's home country can constitute grounds for right of residence. This has not always been the case.
No, usually not. But there are exceptions.
The case of the Afghan atheist Josef Moradi has attracted a great deal of media attention. Less attention has been given to how UNE assesses asylum applications from atheists. This has given rise to misunderstandings about UNE's practice.
Doubts or incorrect information about identity can result in rejection or a decision to revoke a permit. What are the assessments behind this?

Feature articles 2020

It is an important legal principle that similar cases should have the same outcome. In the appeals board system, there are nonetheless legitimate reasons why cases with many similarities sometimes have different outcomes. One reason is a wish to adjust the board’s practice.
Since its establishment in 2001, UNE has made almost 120,000 asylum decisions. In a small number of cases each year, an appellant or his or her spokesperson informs us that things have gone wrong after the return. What does UNE do in such cases and why?
What is due process and how does UNE contribute to ensuring compliance with the principles of due process in the immigration administration?