Immigration Detention – what you can do

detentionRead the report:  http://www.qarn.org.uk/homepage/the-report-of-the-inquiry-into-the-use-of-immigration-detention-in-the-united-kingdom/

Discuss it with your MP – write supporting the ideas of:

  • a maximum detention period of 28 days,
  • a restriction on the number of days that someone can be detained before a judicial authority must decide that the detention should continue.

Ideas from 

  • Read the report, and tell everyone about it
  • Follow us on TwitterFacebook and on our blog as we will be updating you later this week on actions you can take with your local MPs and prospective parliamentary candidates
  • Celebrate such a strong report, and such welcome recommendations!

Some reactions to the APP Inquiry into Immigration Detention

Time For a Time Limit – Parliamentarians call for a 28 day maximum time limit on immigration detention to be introduced

A cross-party group of MPs and Peers has recommended that the next government should introduce a maximum time limit of 28 days on the length of time anyone can be detained in immigration detention. The call comes in a report published today following a joint inquiry into the use of immigration detention in the UK by the APPG on Refugees and the APPG on Migration. Continue reading “Some reactions to the APP Inquiry into Immigration Detention”

The Report of the Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in UK

2015 March 3 APPI reportA Joint Inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees & the All Party Parliamentary Group on Migration

Key Recommendations

• There should be a time limit of 28 days on the length of time anyone can be held in immigration detention.

• Detention is currently used disproportionately frequently, resulting in too many instances of detention. The presumption in theory and practice should be in favour of community-based resolutions and against detention.

• Decisions to detain should be very rare and detention should be for the shortest possible time and only to effect removal.

• The Government should learn from international best practice and introduce a much wider range of alternatives to detention than are currently used in the UK. Continue reading “The Report of the Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in UK”