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Detained Asylum Casework Report from UNHCR

The UNHCR has recently published a new report on Detained Asylum Casework in the United Kingdom. It is an audit of the UK's approach to the process of detained asylum decision-making. UNHCR states that it is well established in [...]

2023-07-08T12:49:39+00:00July 8th, 2023|

Seven Doors – global stories of immigration detention

Last year the independent documentary photographer, Greg Constantine, attended one of our members' meetings. His 'Seven Doors' is a global project exploring and exposing the impact of immigration detention. He has just published his latest chapter in this [...]

2023-06-28T15:05:31+00:00June 28th, 2023|

Stop big brands contracting Mitie for their services

Our member Women for Refugee Women and the End Detention group, their lived experience group of women with experience of immigration detention, are taking action for Refugee Week 2023 and beyond. To mark Refugee Week 2023, they are [...]

2023-06-19T14:05:29+00:00June 19th, 2023|

New lived experience podcast

Our friends at IMIX have just launched a new podcast on Spotify - Undocumented: empowering hidden voices. In their first episode they explore why it is crucial to hear from people who have been through the UK immigration [...]

2023-06-06T13:10:45+00:00June 6th, 2023|

Short-term Holding Facilities Report

HM Inspector of Prisons recently undertook an unannounced inspection of short-term holding facilities in the UK. Their report is well worth a look. And in particular, it is worth looking at their highlighted concerns, and we have included [...]

2023-05-30T09:30:53+00:00May 30th, 2023|

Our view on the so-called ‘Illegal Migration Bill’

Our grassroots campaigning working group met recently. In addition to discussing our new campaign on a supportive environment - a compassionate and practical alternative to immigration detention, we also discussed the so-called 'Illegal Migration Bill', we agreed that [...]

2023-05-26T08:45:38+00:00May 26th, 2023|

Campaign win

With all of the bleakness at the moment around the current Refugee Ban Bill, we were keen to share news of a campaign win from one of our members. Our friends at Women for Refugee Women recently told [...]

2023-04-14T10:34:47+00:00April 14th, 2023|

Napier Barracks – the inhumane reality

As the Illegal Migration Bill progresses at haste through Parliament, a new report by our friends at the Jesuit Refugee Service shines a unique light onto the asylum system, particularly Napier Barracks. Interviews with men held at Napier [...]

2023-03-29T13:26:32+00:00March 29th, 2023|

Detention proposals in the new migration Bill

Further to our post last week about the Government's plans for asylum and immigration, and the robust response from the UNHCR, there has now been the second reading of the so-called 'Illegal Migration Bill' or rather the Refugee [...]

2023-03-16T11:14:57+00:00March 16th, 2023|

Extinguishing the right to asylum

It was incredibly sobering to hear the Government’s announcement this week on migration. Putting aside their use of language, calling people ‘illegal migrants’, when so many of them are people seeking safety and many of them will go [...]

2023-03-09T11:45:50+00:00March 9th, 2023|
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