News 2017-11-27T14:51:04+00:00

Why are bills an important part of a campaign?

Photo by Marcin Nowak on Unsplash As part of the UK’s ‘preparation’ for Brexit, a bill called the Immigration and Social Security Coordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill is currently before Parliament. The purpose of the bill is ‘to end free movement of persons into the UK and make European Union (EU), European Economic [...]

Is it finally time for a time limit?

Image by @Carcazan The past 18 months have seen a flurry of immigration detention-related inquiries. If nothing else, this makes plain that we still need solutions to the entrenched problems associated with indefinite detention identified by the cross-party parliamentary inquiry back in 2014-15. In September 2017, the Home Affairs Committee launched an inquiry [...]

“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 Sanctuary), Freed Voices, Detention Action, JRS UK and the Detention Forum presented Baroness Hamwee with a Detention [...]

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 the follow-up Shaw Review. You can read the Home Office statement here. [...]

‘How do we make this work?’ – our BIG #Time4aTimeLimit meeting

Once a year, the Detention Forum hosts a reflection event for our members. It takes a lot of effort to organise it, but it is always worth it. Challenging immigration detention is exhausting. So celebrating our collaboration, reaffirming our purpose and preparing for the next stage gives us strength and [...]