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Refugee Tales: 28 tales for 28 days

This is a guest post featuring Refugee Tales’ campaign 28 Tales for 28 Days, which runs for a month from 11 September 2018. During this time, Refugee Tales is releasing 28 tales online – one each day over 28 days – to highlight the call for a 28 day time limit for immigration [...]

Reflections from an expert: Freed Voice member Mishka responds to Shaw’s evidence to the Home Affairs Committee

This is a guest blog from Mishka, a member of the  Freed Voices  – a group of experts-by-experience calling for immigration detention reform. Mishka writes under a pseudonym.  Last Tuesday, the Home Affairs Committee took evidence from Sir Stephen Shaw regarding the Government’s progress in implementing the recommendations in his first review on welfare in immigration [...]

Why a 28 day time limit on immigration detention?

Image by @Carcazan Earlier today, Sir Stephen Shaw gave oral evidence to the Home Affairs Committee. I was half listening to the section of the session which touched on the issue of a time limit – I will have to read it in full in Hansard later to fully understand [...]

“Everyone is vulnerable in detention”: The Bar Council calls for a time limit

Image by @Carcazan The Detention Forum is publishing a series of blogs looking at the evidence behind calls for a 28-day time limit on immigration detention. In this blog, we look at the Bar Council’s report, Injustice in Immigration Detention: Perspectives from legal professionals. Late last year, the Bar Council added [...]

Detention reform: Shaw’s progress review in context

Stephen Shaw’s follow up review on the UK’s immigration detention system – Assessment of government progress in implementing the report on the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons – was published on 24 July 2018. This was intended as a review of the progress achieved (or not) by the Home Office since Shaw’s [...]

The wait is over: The second Shaw Review is finally published

In this guest blog, originally published by Scottish Detainee Visitors, SDV director, Kate Alexander, takes a look at the follow up to 2016’s Shaw Review and presents an overview of its findings. Last week the Government finally published Sir Stephen Shaw’s follow up to his 2016 review of the welfare of vulnerable people in detention. [...]

The Detention Forum guide to navigating immigration detention statistics

The Home Office and Office of National Statistics regularly publish detailed tables showing the numbers of people held in immigration detention and subsequently released or removed from the UK. But what do these figures mean, and how can we use them? One way is to identify key statistics that give us some [...]