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National demonstration to Keep Campsfield Closed

We are keen to share news of the inaugural national demonstration to Keep Campsfield Closed, organised by the Coalition to Keep Campsfield Closed and Oxford Student Action for Refugees. The protest will take place at the site of [...]

2023-11-13T15:16:41+00:00November 13th, 2023|

Brook House Inquiry Report

Yesterday we saw the long awaited publication of the Brook House Inquiry Report, and what a damning indictment of the immigration detention system in the UK it is. Its findings are sobering and it makes a clear argument [...]

2023-09-20T08:51:07+00:00September 20th, 2023|

UNHCR publishes summary of two alternative projects

In addition to publishing their evaluation of the second Home Office Funded community based alternative to detention pilot project, they have also published a helpful summary of the two pilot projects. This summary includes the first pilot, run [...]

2023-09-12T08:04:24+00:00September 12th, 2023|

Support grows for new humane approach

Support is growing for the compassionate and humane approach to immigration developed by the King's Arms Project through their Home Office funded alternative to detention community based pilot project. The evaluation report was published last week by UNHCR. [...]

2023-08-31T10:02:49+00:00August 31st, 2023|

A humane alternative to detention

Recently the evaluation report of the second Home Office funded alternative to detention pilot project was published. A two-year pilot ran by King’s Arms Project, in Bedfordshire, demonstrates a cost-effective and more humane alternative to detention centres. Being [...]

2023-08-30T09:25:40+00:00August 30th, 2023|

New National Refugee Strategy

Our friends at the Refugee Council recently published their ambitious new national refugee strategy for the UK. It sets out a coherent plan to tackle channel crossings and create a fair and functioning asylum system that delivers order [...]

2023-08-04T14:04:59+00:00August 4th, 2023|

Experiences following a negative asylum decision

Our sister network, NACCOM, with members across the country tackling destitution, has just published an important report on the experiences of people following a negative asylum decision. It makes for sobering reading all the more so because its [...]

2023-08-02T08:58:29+00:00August 2nd, 2023|

UNHCR statement on ‘Illegal Migration Bill’

The Government's Refugee Ban Bill, the so-called 'Illegal Migration Bill' was passed by Parliament this week. The UNHCR put out a very strong statement in response, and we were keen to re-produce it in full. It makes for [...]

2023-07-20T10:45:00+00:00July 20th, 2023|

Open letter to the Prime Minister on child detention

The Detention Forum was keen to add our support to the Together With Refugees letter demanding the Government scrap their child detention plans in the 'Illegal Migration Bill'. Over 150 organisations from across the country including children’s charities, [...]

2023-07-13T09:43:27+00:00July 13th, 2023|

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|
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