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Immigration detention is not the answer, for anyone.

People are detained without a time limit, for months, sometimes even years.

It is harmful and expensive. It robs people of their dignity, spirit and lives.

This can’t go on.

We are working towards an immigration system that is based on humanity, compassion and fairness.

To begin this process of change and to reduce detention, we are calling for:

Community-based alternatives to detention that respect rights can minimise the use of detention, reducing costs and helping people to live with dignity in the community while going through the immigration process.


Our response to Brook House G4S staff abuse allegations

1 September 2017 The Detention Forum statement in response to the news of G4S suspending its staff as part of abuse investigation. 'We welcome the news that G4S has suspended nine staff members who are being investigated over [...]

Have you read the latest CPT factsheet on Immigration Detention?

Have you read the latest CPT factsheet on Immigration Detention?  In March 2017, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) published a useful factsheet on immigration detention.  Its secretariat [...]

What will the next Government do about immigration detention?

What will the next Government do about immigration detention?  Who is going to be your next MP?  Ask your parliamentary candidates if they agree it’s #Time4aTimeLimit! The General Election is going to take place on 8 June 2017. This [...]

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"Some years have passed now but I still struggle every time I recall my detention experience, as it takes me back to my memories of torture."

Indefinite #detention is hugely retraumatising for people who have survived torture. It's #Time4aTimeLimit


We're calling for a #28daylimit to bring an end to indefinite detention in the UK. The government detains nearly 30,000 people every year. #Time4atimelimit

Congratulations to Liverpool City Council, who just became the fifth local authority (after Manchester, Cambridge, Brighton & Hove and Islington) to stand officially against indefinite #detention! Who will be next?!

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