Clegg and Cameron break their promise to end child detention

END CHILD DETENTION NOW – PRESS RELEASE:  Clegg and Cameron break their promise to end child detention with the opening of a new family detention centre in Sussex.

End Child Detention Now deplores the opening of a new child and family detention facility in Mid Sussex and calls for an urgent parliamentary debate so that Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg can be called to account for breaching his promise to end the detention of children that he made in May of last year. Continue reading “Clegg and Cameron break their promise to end child detention”

The New Bail Guidance for Immigration Judges: Will It Make Any Difference?

A note from the Bail Observation Project, September 2011: 

The issuing of up-to-date guidance notes to immigration judges must be an urgent priority.[1]

In our report Immigration Bail Hearings, we recorded our concerns about many aspects of the immigration bail process; the recommendation above was one of a series of recommendations for change. In July, the Tribunals Judiciary published new guidelines (Bail Guidance for Immigration Judges, Presidential Guidance Note No. 1 of 2011). We welcome these new guidance notes as they provide a benchmark for both judges and those concerned with the process of immigration bail hearings. Continue reading “The New Bail Guidance for Immigration Judges: Will It Make Any Difference?”