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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 [...]

By |July 13th, 2023|Comments Off on Open letter to the Prime Minister on child detention

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. [...]

By |July 8th, 2023|Comments Off on Detained Asylum Casework Report from UNHCR

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 [...]

By |June 28th, 2023|Comments Off on Seven Doors – global stories of immigration detention

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 [...]

By |June 19th, 2023|Comments Off on Stop big brands contracting Mitie for their services

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 [...]

By |June 6th, 2023|Comments Off on New lived experience podcast

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 [...]

By |May 30th, 2023|Comments Off on Short-term Holding Facilities Report

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 [...]

By |May 26th, 2023|Comments Off on Our view on the so-called ‘Illegal Migration Bill’

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 [...]

By |April 14th, 2023|Comments Off on Campaign win

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 [...]

By |March 29th, 2023|Comments Off on Napier Barracks – the inhumane reality

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 [...]

By |March 16th, 2023|Comments Off on Detention proposals in the new migration Bill

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 [...]

By |March 9th, 2023|Comments Off on Extinguishing the right to asylum
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