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Detention Inquiry report calls for time-limit

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Detention Inquiry report released: ‘we cannot go on as we are.’

Today, Detention Action welcomes the release of the first ever […]


Last Friday, organisations from across the country gathered in London […]

Frontline Update: Freed Voices in Exeter

Over the last few months, the Freed Voices group – […]

The Death Warrant

Every night, thousands of migrants go to bed in one […]

Public Event: ‘What is immigration enforcement doing to us?’

Friday 20 Feb 2015 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Amnesty International, 25 […]

Detained Fast Track Update: appeals suspended

The President of the First Tier Tribunal of the Immigration […]

Court of appeal finds second aspect of the Detained Fast Track unlawful

The Court of Appeal has today ruled that a second […]

Legal aid guidance ruled unlawful

Today, in the latest courtroom defeat for the government, judges ruled […]

Frontline Update: Colnbrook, in Conversation

In this latest Frontline Update, recorded especially for the Unlocking […]

No end to the horrors of detention

Barbara, a young Nigerian woman, had sat in silence throughout […]

A Letter to Harmondsworth

This piece was written by Shariff, a participant on our […]

Third oral session of the Parliamentary Inquiry on Detention

  Yesterday marked the third oral evidence session of the Parliamentary Inquiry […]

We add our voice to widespread calls for moratorium on Campsfield expansion

Detention Action is standing in solidarity with other members of […]

Second oral session of Parliamentary Inquiry on Detention

Yesterday marked the second oral evidence session of the Parliamentary […]

Vigil for a time limit on detention – 31st October

Together with London Churches Refugee Network, Citizens UK and Detention Forum, Detention Action are holding […]

Standing in solidarity for a fair and dignified asylum support system

One of the outstanding themes of the community-evidence sessions we […]

Extract from State of Detention report: ‘There is another way’

Last week we launched our new report – ‘The State […]

New Detention Action Report: The State of Detention

Today, Detention Action are releasing a new report, ‘The State […]

Court of Appeal refuses to suspend Detained Fast Track

The Court of Appeal has today refused Detention Action’s appeal […]

Detention under parliamentary scrutiny: public meeting, London

A Detention Action and Right to Remain event Date: Tuesday […]

A crisis of harm

A young Guinean woman has become the sixth victim in […]

Shining a light on the inhumanity of the current system

This piece was written as part of the #Unlocked Twitter […]

#Unlocked: a Twitter tour of the UK’s detention estate

In collaboration with other members of the Detention Forum, over […]

For this Inquiry to have an impact we need to speak out

Last month saw the launch of the first ever Parliamentary […]

Join us! We’re recruiting a new Advocacy Co-ordinator!

Vacancy: Advocacy Co-ordinator Join a small, dynamic team supporting people […]

Frontline Update: Reunification in Middlesbrough

In this latest Frontline Update, we travel to the North […]

High Court order: Detained Fast Track operating unlawfully, but no suspension

The High Court has made a declaration, notified today, that […]

Detention Action at the Parliamentary Inquiry on Detention

Yesterday was a busy day for Detention Action. Whilst one […]

Reflections on unlawfulness

This morning, Mr Justice Ouseley handed down judgment in Detention […]

High Court finds operation of Detained Fast Track asylum system unlawful

Last year, we mounted a legal challenge against the policy […]

Dorset supporters – 9th July – save the date!

We are very happy to announce that, on the 9th […]

Huge spike in number of Sri Lankan clients

Perreira, one of our longest-serving Advocacy Co-ordinators (who regrettably left the […]

The scandal of migrants locked up indefinitely

This article, written by our Director, Jerome Phelps, was originally […]

Putting the UK detention system on trial

This week, members of Detention Action’s Advisory Panel  joined members […]

Thinking outside the cell

Detention in the UK has been an omnipresent feature of […]

Still no safety for migrants during deportation

Today, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) confirmed that three G4S […]

Point of no return

In a few days, the ordeal will be over for […]

New report condemns detention of unreturnable migrants

A new report by Detention Action and four partner organisations […]

Detention Action takes government to High Court

Next week, Detention Action will be in the High Court […]

Ex-detainees speak to Vice Magazine

Oscar Rickett from Vice magazine interviewed three Detention Action clients […]


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