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New damning report on Harmondsworth Detention Centre

The report on the Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre was published by HM Inspector of Prisons yesterday and it was said that inspectors returning to this detention centre found the worst conditions that they have ever found in immigration [...]

2024-07-10T07:48:45+00:00July 10th, 2024|

Detention Forum conference

We held our first in person conference at Detention Forum in five years last month, and it was so energising to bring our network and partners together. We met at the Amnesty Human Rights Action Centre in London [...]

2024-07-01T13:23:30+00:00July 1st, 2024|

New detention report by JRS UK

The Jesuit Refugee Service UK has recently published a new report, After Brook House: continued abuse in immigration detention, revealing that patterns of mistreatment detailed by the high-profile Independent Inquiry into events at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre [...]

2024-05-17T08:26:05+00:00May 17th, 2024|

Another alternative pilot

Last week we held an online briefing for our members with the impressive Micro Rainbow about their independent community based alternative to immigration detention. We have talked a lot in the past about the independent project run by [...]

2024-05-04T10:06:45+00:00May 4th, 2024|

Remember that report by Stephen Shaw?

Back in 2014, our Forum played a key role in the energy and work that led to the ground breaking APPG review into immigration detention. This initiative provoked widespread unease by politicians across the House and led to [...]

2024-05-01T12:41:55+00:00May 1st, 2024|

UN leaders warn of harmful consequences

This week saw the sad news that the UK Safety of Rwanda Bill followed passed through all of its Parliamentary stages. Over the months we have continued to raise our concerns and our objections to this drastic change [...]

2024-04-25T08:53:00+00:00April 25th, 2024|

Our new campaign!

Judging by our activity on our blog over the past few months, you may have thought that things were quiet with us at Detention Forum? The truth is quite the opposite. There's been loads of work happening amongst [...]

2024-04-12T08:13:12+00:00April 12th, 2024|

Human Impact of the Illegal Migration

As we start the New Year, and we are keen to promote our vision of an immigration system without detention, we were keen to highlight the excellent report by the Refugee Council on the human impact of the [...]

2024-01-05T14:20:55+00:00January 5th, 2024|

Four in five people in detention released

To coincide with international migrants’ day, the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) is publishing its 2022 national annual report for the immigration detention estate (IDE). It highlights a fact that we have also raised that almost 80% of people [...]

2023-12-18T12:33:38+00:00December 18th, 2023|
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