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Why are bills an important part of a campaign?

Photo by Marcin Nowak on Unsplash As part of the UK’s ‘preparation’ for Brexit, a bill called the Immigration and Social Security Coordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill is currently before Parliament. The purpose of the bill is ‘to end free movement [...]

2019-02-21T10:43:48+00:00 January 24th, 2019|

Is it finally time for a time limit?

Image by @Carcazan The past 18 months have seen a flurry of immigration detention-related inquiries. If nothing else, this makes plain that we still need solutions to the entrenched problems associated with indefinite detention identified by the cross-party parliamentary inquiry [...]

2019-02-21T10:57:38+00:00 January 21st, 2019|

“What is the point of being in politics if you don’t try to challenge what you think is wrong?”: Baroness Sally Hamwee named Detention Forum Champion

Baroness Sally Hamwee has been named Detention Forum Champion. She joins MPs Dame Caroline Spelman, Paul Blomfield and Stuart McDonald among parliamentarians recognised for their long-standing commitment to immigration detention reform. Last month, representatives from LD4SOS (Liberal Democrat Seekers of [...]

2019-02-21T11:01:03+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|

Campsfield Detention Centre to close in May 2019

Image courtesy of Campaign to Close Campsfield The Home Office announced today that Campsfield detention centre will close by May 2019, as part of the detention reform programme announced by the Home Secretary in July 2018 in response to [...]

2019-02-21T11:10:02+00:00 November 9th, 2018|

Refugee Tales: 28 tales for 28 days

This is a guest post featuring Refugee Tales’ campaign 28 Tales for 28 Days, which runs for a month from 11 September 2018. During this time, Refugee Tales is releasing 28 tales online – one each day over 28 days – [...]

2019-02-21T11:16:42+00:00 September 24th, 2018|

Why a 28 day time limit on immigration detention?

Image by @Carcazan Earlier today, Sir Stephen Shaw gave oral evidence to the Home Affairs Committee. I was half listening to the section of the session which touched on the issue of a time limit – I will [...]

2019-04-15T16:21:32+00:00 September 11th, 2018|
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