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“What is the point of being in politics if you don’t try to challenge what you think is wrong?”: Baroness Sally Hamwee named Detention Forum Champion

Baroness Sally Hamwee has been named Detention Forum Champion. She joins MPs Dame Caroline Spelman, Paul Blomfield and Stuart McDonald among parliamentarians recognised for their long-standing commitment to immigration detention reform. Last month, representatives from LD4SOS (Liberal Democrat Seekers of [...]

2019-02-21T11:01:03+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|

Campsfield Detention Centre to close in May 2019

Image courtesy of Campaign to Close Campsfield The Home Office announced today that Campsfield detention centre will close by May 2019, as part of the detention reform programme announced by the Home Secretary in July 2018 in response to [...]

2019-02-21T11:10:02+00:00 November 9th, 2018|

Refugee Tales: 28 tales for 28 days

This is a guest post featuring Refugee Tales’ campaign 28 Tales for 28 Days, which runs for a month from 11 September 2018. During this time, Refugee Tales is releasing 28 tales online – one each day over 28 days – [...]

2019-02-21T11:16:42+00:00 September 24th, 2018|

Why a 28 day time limit on immigration detention?

Image by @Carcazan Earlier today, Sir Stephen Shaw gave oral evidence to the Home Affairs Committee. I was half listening to the section of the session which touched on the issue of a time limit – I will [...]

2019-02-21T11:21:03+00:00 September 11th, 2018|

Detention reform: Shaw’s progress review in context

Stephen Shaw’s follow up review on the UK’s immigration detention system – Assessment of government progress in implementing the report on the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons – was published on 24 July 2018. This was intended as a [...]

2019-02-21T11:29:20+00:00 August 13th, 2018|

The wait is over: The second Shaw Review is finally published

In this guest blog, originally published by Scottish Detainee Visitors, SDV director, Kate Alexander, takes a look at the follow up to 2016’s Shaw Review and presents an overview of its findings. Last week the Government finally published Sir [...]

2019-02-21T12:06:11+00:00 August 6th, 2018|
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