Monthly Archives: September 2014

Immigration Detention and the Scottish Referendum

29 September 2014 (We asked our friend, Detention Forum Scotland, to tell us their hope for the detention inquiry in light of the 'NO' vote for the Scottish Referendum.) Many organisations working within the field of migration, and [...]

2014-09-29T10:57:33+00:00September 29th, 2014|

Too many laws, not enough justice: A voice from Haslar

We received this blog entry from Henry who is in Haslar Immigration Removal Centre. My name is Henry, aged 53, and though of Nigerian and Sierra Leonean mixed parentage, I have spent the last 31 years of my [...]

2022-10-06T09:39:10+00:00September 29th, 2014|

“As the weeks pass their demeanour changes”

Refugee Action are members of the Detention Forum and used to provide advice about assisted return to people in detention, before the Home Office withdrew the contract.  These are some of the experiences of one of their caseworkers. [...]

2022-10-06T09:40:45+00:00September 23rd, 2014|

Detained at the UK border: Mould, cat calls and barbed wire

Ali McGinley of AVID - a member of the Detention Forum - writes for the #Unlocked series in Open Democracy on detention in short-term holding facilities. Key statutory instruments governing the use of detention do not apply to [...]

2022-10-06T09:42:05+00:00September 22nd, 2014|

Kuka on the Parliamentary Inquiry

Image courtesy of Freed Voices This post was written by Ivo Kuka, who has experienced immigration detention.  His testimony was provided for Detention Action's forthcoming annual report. In 2008, the Independent Asylum Commission did an assessment of the UK’s [...]

2022-10-06T09:42:46+00:00September 17th, 2014|

The art of listening?

By Eiri Ohtani from the Detention Forum. Yesterday morning, I joined colleagues from Right to Remain, Detention Action and JRS UK who nervously gathered at JRS UK’s headquarters in east London.  We had a reason to be nervous. [...]

2022-10-06T09:43:25+00:00September 17th, 2014|

Foreign national prisoners: The fear of being forgotten

By Francisca Stewart. Francisca works for Article 1, a member organisation of the Detention Forum. Published at OpenDemocracy, as part of a series of articles on unlocking detention. Too often for foreign national prisoners in Britain, the completion [...]

2022-10-06T09:46:00+00:00September 12th, 2014|

Unlocking Detention, Unlocking Change

By Eiri Ohtani from the Detention Forum. Immigration detention is often hidden.  It is hidden behind the gates and barbed wires.  It is hidden at the back of people’s consciousness.  It is also hidden because many of us [...]

2022-10-06T09:47:26+00:00September 12th, 2014|
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