‘Without Detention: Opportunities for Alternatives’

New Detention Action report on alternatives to detention

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A new Home Secretary, a new Immigration Minister – a new challenge?

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‘Invisible': a new virtual reality film about indefinite detention

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Arresting the mass detention of migrants

In this #Unlocked16 article, Jerome Phelps of Detention Action writes […]

Build Trust, Not Walls

This piece was originally written by Kasonga, a member of […]

New Detention Action report on alternatives: ‘Without Detention’

Detention Action today launches a new report, ‘Without Detention’, highlighting […]

Dungavel detention centre to close

The Home Office has announced plans to close Dungavel Immigration […]

Join us for the launch of our new report: ‘Without Detention: Opportunities for Alternatives’

  WHERE: Amnesty International Human Rights Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London, […]

We’re hiring a new Communications Officer – apply now!

We are very pleased to announce that we are recruiting […]

Speaking-out about detention: if you don’t, who will?

Just over two weeks ago, Samphire held their annual conference […]

Freed Voices respond to new HMIP report on Colnbrook

Yesterday saw the release of the latest HMIP report on […]

A new Home Secretary, a new Immigration Minister – a new challenge? What you can do

After the Cabinet reshuffle, we now have a new Home […]

‘Invisible': a new virtual reality film about detention, feat. Freed Voices

For the last few months, members of the Freed Voices […]

Frontline Update: A Tale of Two Speeches

A few weeks ago (what feels like a different epoch now), […]

Euro 2016 in Colnbrook: Extra time

Providing a backdrop to the tumultuous run-up and result of the […]

The Fast Track is dead

The systematic detention of asylum seekers in the UK has […]

Lords defeat the Government again over detention

The House of Lords has for the second time defeated […]

Immigration Bill offers platform for promised detention reform

The Immigration Bill wasn’t meant to be about detention.  When […]

Judicial Oversight: demand your MP shines a light into one of the darkest corners of the UK detention estate

On Monday 25th April, the Immigration Bill returns to the […]

Hotspots or communities? The future for migrants in Greece

Mandatory detention is the new reality for irregular migrants arriving […]

House of Lords votes in favour of detention reform amendment

Last night the House of Lords voted in favour of […]

Prisons Inspector slams ‘unacceptable’ detention

The Chief Inspector of Prisons has added his voice to […]

Long-term detention hits lowest level since records began

Unnoticed amid the clamour over the slight dip in net […]

The reality of life, and death, in detention

Last night I telephoned members of the Freed Voices group […]

Death at Colnbrook IRC

Very sad news has emerged today of a death at […]

The Detained Fast Track and the inseparability of law and politics

This post was originally written as a follow up to […]

Stephen Shaw’s plea for civilised values in immigration detention

When Home Secretary Theresa May announced another inquiry into detention […]

Home Secretary’s own review finds immigration detention of vulnerable people ‘an affront to civilised values’

Today’s report on welfare in immigration detention by former Prisons Ombudsman Stephen […]

Mapping detention

A few weeks ago, during the fallow days between Christmas […]

Frontline Update: Listen to Freed Voices speech at SOAS

Last night, Michael from the Freed Voices group, delivered a […]

7th January Event feat. Freed Voices: Migration – the Inside Story

Freed Voices members will offering their thoughts, reflections and expertise […]

Thinking Outside the Box: Silvia

This latest ‘Thinking Outside the Box’ piece features Silvia, a long-time Advocacy […]

After the fast track: what next for the detention of asylum seekers?

UK courts have ruled the routine detention of asylum seekers […]

A letter to Colnbrook

This blog post was written by John for Unlocking Detention, […]

Visiting, unlocked – Danae on Colnbrook

This interview was conducted with our Advocacy Co-ordinator, Danae Psilla, for ‘Unlocking […]

The end of the track for the DFT

The Supreme Court has refused the Government permission to appeal […]

Thinking Outside the Box: Danielle

In this latest piece from our ‘Thinking Outside the Box’ series, which […]

Freed Voices: Three Scenes from Campsfield IRC

This piece was written for Unlocking Detention by William, from […]

Harmondsworth: story of those detained within the walls

This article was initially written for the ‘Unlocking Detention’ digital […]

Frontline Update: #Unlocked15 Morton Hall Special – Our Story

To mark the ‘Unlocking Detention’ tour’s visit to Morton Hall […]

#Unlocked15: Four months in Brook House

This piece was written for #Unlocked15 by Yann, a member of the Freed […]

What the Immigration Bill 2015 means for immigration detention

This briefing for the second reading of the 2015 Immigration Bill, […]

Indefinite detention: ‘This is happening on your doorstep’

This was a speech delivered by Souleymane of the Freed […]

Thinking Outside the Box: #Unlocked15 special – Dover IRC

This article is part of our ‘Thinking Outside the Box’ series […]

The Verne IRC: detention on your doorstep

As well as shining a spotlight on the very specific […]

Prison under immigration powers: a plane crash

These piece was written anonymously for #Unlocked15 by a member […]

Solidarity at home and abroad

To move the conversation from ‘charity’ to ‘justice’ we must […]

Indefinite detention? We are in the world of Kafka

Today, the UK’s practice of indefinite immigration detention will come […]

Detention Action wins Liberty Human Rights Campaign of the Year Award!

Detention Action were very humbled, and privileged, to receive the Liberty Human […]

#UnlockTheDebate – send us your vids!

With the first full parliamentary debate on the detention inquiry report due […]

Detention Action nominated for Liberty Human Rights Campaign of the Year award

Detention Action are honored to be shortlisted for the 2015 […]

Thinking Outside the Box: Mary

In the second of our ‘Thinking Outside the Box’ series, which looks […]

10th Sept: Parliamentary Debate on the Detention Inquiry

The debate scheduled for the 10th September 2015 will be […]

#UnlockTheDebate – what would you say in the parliamentary debate on detention?

On the 10th September, the House of Commons will host the first full […]

UN Committee back British Parliamentarians’ call for a time limit

Detention Action welcome the news that parliamentarians have called on […]

Thinking Outside the Box: Meg

In the first of our ‘Thinking Outside the Box’ series, which […]

Further defeat for government over Fast Track asylum process

The Court of Appeal has today dismissed the Lord Chancellor’s […]


Detention Action is helping run the second Unlocking Detention project, in conjuncture […]

Frontline Update: What does the DFT suspension means on the ground?

What does the Home Office’s decision to suspend the Detained […]

BREAKING NEWS: DFT finally suspended, in its entirety!

Minister for Immigration James Brokenshire has today announced the suspension […]

DFT Latest: Clarifying the current situation

After a series of often complex judgments, appeals and cross-appeals, […]

BREAKING NEWS: Court of Appeal ends fast tracking of asylum appeals!

The Court of Appeal has today finally brought to a […]

High Court quashes Detained Fast Track asylum appeals process

The High Court has today declared the appeals process for […]

Event: Immigration Detention – A British addiction

When: Monday 15th June 2015, 11:00 to 15.00 Where: The Hub (Teesside […]

A month on: assessing the political landscape post-election

It is now a month since the election.  A month […]

Tell you future MP it’s #Time4aTimeLimit

With the general election fast approaching it’s crucial we keep the […]

Frontline Update: ‘Lawmakers need to put themselves in my shoes’

In this latest Frontline Update, Jalloh of the Freed Voices […]

Why are we are fighting to end the Detained Fast Track?

Just in case you were wondering why we’re continuing our […]

Labour commits to time-limit on detention

Yesterday, shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper took the momentous step […]

Help us beat the Detained Fast Track!

Detention Action is once again taking part in the London […]

Detained Fast Track litigation update

The yard at Harmondsworth is full of people.  They are […]

Freed Voices break the internet

Ever since the first ever parliamentary inquiry into the use of […]

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 […]


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