Detention Forum’s news page

May 2019: 16/5/19 Laid bare: The human and financial cost of indefinite detention – Matthew Leidecker, Detention Action

15/5/19 Home Office under fire over ‘inhumane’ detention of migrants – Greg Russell, The National …

15/5/19 How the UK government detains and deports parents – Bail for Immigration Detainees

15/5/19 New edition of AVID’s handbook for detention visitors – Right to Remain. You can find AVID’s handbook here.

14/5/19 Inquest into Moroccan Jew’s death at detention centre begins – Jewish News. Also covered by Morning Star.

10/5/19 Editorial: You’ll never have a home – Migrant Voice

10/5/19 Video link bail hearings: limiting access to justice – Right to Remain

9/5/19 “Slow, unfair and expensive to run…” The crisis of immigration detention in the UK – Refugee Rights Europe

9/5/19 Former England boxer in immigration limbo is arrested out of the blue – Amelia Hill, The Guardian

9/5/19 Christian begs Home Office not to deport him to his death in Pakistan – Joe Roberts, Metro. Also covered by Bristol Live.

9/5/19 The UK’s ‘hostile environment’ just received a major legal blow – Emily Apple, The Canary

8/5/19 Time limit on detaining immigrants could save £35m a year, says study – Jamie Grierson, The Guardian. Also covered by Rights Info (and here), These Walls Must FallScottish Legal News, and Irish Legal News. You can find Liberty’s press release and report here and Cambridge Econometrics’ summary here.

8/5/19 Home Secretary handed 100,000-strong petition demanding end to indefinite immigration detention – Amnesty International UK

8/5/19 Home Office Scraps Six-Month Wait Limit On Asylum Applications Despite Legal Warnings – Meka Beresford, Rights Info

8/5/19 Is it lawful to put immigration detainees in solitary confinement? – Alexander Schymyck, Free Movement

7/5/19 UN committee against torture scrutinises UK’s human rights record – Owen Bowcott, The Guardian. Also covered by Politics HomeRights InfoRedressThe Mirror, and Tasnim News. You can find the civil society alternative report to the Committee Against Torture here, the Committee’s press release here, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s response here.

7/5/19 Hidden Stream of Living Water – Dunstan Rodrigues, JRS UK

7/5/19 Medical Justice on the London Legal Walk – Medical Justice

6/5/19 Post-Windrush fears remain – Ciara Leeming, Big Issue North

6/5/19 “Hello Dungavel!”: observations on the use of video link technology in immigration bail hearings – Jo Hynes, UK Administrative Justice Institute

5/5/19 Family’s desperate fight against Home Office to stay in Scotland – Kirsteen Patterson, The National

2/5/19 Going in the right direction, but what next? – These Walls Must Fall

2/5/19 High Court to hear landmark challenge concerning Brook House immigration detention centre abuse – Detention Action. Also covered by BBC NewsBID and DPG Solicitors.

2/5/19 Child trafficking victim wins £85,000 from UK government over rape attempt – Annie Kelly, The Guardian. Also covered by News Trust and Rights Info.

2/5/19 Another push to end indefinite detention – LD4SOS

1/5/19 ‘I never met anyone who cheated’: student’s anger at English test scandal – Amelia Gentleman, The Guardian. Also covered by Eastern Eye.

1/5/19 European Court of Human Rights awards substantive damages for breach of detention policy – Alexander Schymyck, Free Movement

1/5/19 Windrush scandal: MPs refer Home Office to equalities watchdog – BBC News. Also covered by Bustle.