Detention Forum response to Home Secretary’s statement on the Shaw Review

The Detention Forum response to the Home Secretary’s statement on the Shaw Review

July 24th, 2018: Earlier today, Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, made a statement to the House of Commons on immigration detention and the second Stephen Shaw review. This independent review focuses on progress made by the Home Office since the publication of Shaw’s first report in 2016 which advised that the number of people detained be reduced “boldly and without delay”… (read more using the link above)

Action to bring children from camps in Europe to UK

Some of the action to protect children …



In momentous news, we are proud to announce that the case that Sue launched with lawyers Duncan Lewis reached the Royal Courts of Justice last week for a Judicial Review. Sue persuaded lawyers from Duncan Lewis Solicitors to visit the Jungle when she realised that most of the young people there had a legal case to already be in the UK.  The lawyers arrived and were able to take on 37 cases of minors with extreme vulnerability. Our case to have them brought here under the Dubs Amendment was rejected in the lower court and on appeal. However we were granted the right to a Judicial review where we have challenged the Home Office saying that their implementation of the Dubs Amendment is unlawful. For more, see this Guardian article and Goldsmith’s University news.

Information on the court case can be found on the Duncan Lewis website: here and hereContinue reading “Action to bring children from camps in Europe to UK”

Westminster Hall debate on refugee homelessness

Asylum Matters: On Tuesday 17th July 2018 Kate Green MP was joined by MPs for a Westminster Hall Debate on refugee homelessness – full transcript available here. Unfortunately, a Home Office Minister was not present to answer the debate, and instead questions were presented to Nigel Adams, from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

The debate centred around the inadequate length of time provided by the 28-day grace period to secure a tenancy and income resulting in homelessness among newly granted refugees. Continue reading “Westminster Hall debate on refugee homelessness”