Monthly Archives: November 2018

Three years after Moroccan Jew’s death in detention, why no inquest?

Content warning: suicide, death. This piece comes from Hannah Swirsky, Campaigns Officer at René Cassin. It was originally published on Jewish News. Immigration detention has again reached national news after a recent Guardian investigation into those detained in [...]

2022-10-05T12:01:45+00:00November 27th, 2018|

Week 5: #Unlocked18 visits Campsfield House

Last week, #Unlocked18 visited Campsfield House IRC near Oxford. Since it opened in 1993, tens of thousands of people have been detained here indefinitely. The centre has also been the focus of many protests and a sustained campaign [...]

2022-10-05T12:02:28+00:00November 26th, 2018|

“I regularly speak to people who are in absolute despair”

Content warning: torture, trafficking. In the second of a two-part series from Detention Action, volunteer Mary-Ann talks about what she’s learnt from supporting people detained in Harmondsworth and Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs).  Volunteering for Detention Action has [...]

2022-10-05T12:04:12+00:00November 26th, 2018|

The voiceless place

Maddy Crowther is Co-Executive Director of Waging Peace and Article 1, which support Sudanese asylum-seekers and refugees to build meaningful lives in the UK. They run a Sudanese Visitors’ Group supporting their clients held in detention. Maddy has co-written [...]

2022-10-05T12:09:13+00:00November 23rd, 2018|

Q&A with Siarhei in Campsfield House IRC

This week, Unlocking Detention has been ‘visiting’ Campsfield House detention centre in Oxfordshire. The Duncan Lewis Public Law, Civil Litigation and Immigration teams put us in touch with Siarhei, who is currently detained in Campsfield. In addition to [...]

2022-10-05T12:10:14+00:00November 22nd, 2018|
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