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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|

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|
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