Claire Sambroook roundup re: children in detention

Guardian : “Lib Dems are keeping their promises on child detention” By Tom Brake MP (Lib Dem) – 16/11/10
“You reported that “Damian Green, the immigration minister, said during the Conservative conference last month that the practice would be ended by December”. Green has indeed stated that he would like to see the end of child detention this year. But this aim should be seen as a source of optimism, rather than an opportunity to criticise the Liberal Democrats. … further context may be added by including the number of children in immigration detention centres right now, which is zero. … We recognise that, above moral arguments, there is good reason to be concerned about the potential implications for the health of detained children, as has been illustrated by medical reports such as that recently produced by Medical Justice.” Read the article .
(ECDN have offered Guardian rebuttal of Brake) Continue reading “Claire Sambroook roundup re: children in detention”

CONTINUED DETENTION OF CHILDREN SHAMES UK ON UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY

SOAS DETAINEE SUPPORT GRP LONDON RALLY SATURDAY 20th NOVEMBER

Candlelit vigil to be held in Seven Sisters, London on November 20th, 6:30pm, for children still being detained under immigration powers despite pledge from coalition government to end practice.

Students from SOAS who visit and support families and individuals in detention will be available for interview to talk about why they do this, and their campaign.  There will be ex-detainees at the vigil and the MP for Tottenham, David Lammy, has been invited – he has been involved in two Public Bill Committees dealing with immigration and asylum issues and he is an ex-SOAS student.   We hope to encourage him to speak out about the continued detention of children. Continue reading “CONTINUED DETENTION OF CHILDREN SHAMES UK ON UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY”