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Detention Inquiry report calls for time-limit

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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 […]

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 […]

Forced Migration Review: from enforcement to engagement.

The new issue of Forced Migration Review focuses on immigration […]

Campaign success: legal aid for detention secured.

Until last week, a migrants locked up in immigration detention […]

Farewell racist van

So farewell then, racist van. You had your week of […]

‘How Long is Indefinite?’ TV premiere!

Aissata, Fouad and Saleh are caught in immigration limbo at […]

Justice in the UK: back to the 1930s?

The Birmingham six, The Guildford Four, the families of Jimmy […]

The campaign to save legal aid is growing stronger – join us!

The battle against the reforms to legal aid is gathering […]

Sign the petition to keep legal aid; to keep justice for all.

William and I have created a petition to campaign to […]

Legal aid cuts will change British justice forever.

The proposals for ‘transforming’ legal aid are quite stunning in […]

New legal challenge against detention of asylum seekers

There is a pause in the conversation, and my heart […]

Is there an alternative to locking up migrants in the UK?

Detention Action Director, Jerome Phelps as Is there an alternative to […]

Getting real about risk.

The Bail for Immigration Detainees AGM aimed to “get real […]

Inspectors recommend an independent panel to review long-term detention cases

The long-awaited report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons and the […]

Ex-detainees and charities criticise long-term detention.

The Inspectors of UKBA and prisons released a joint report […]

Long-term immigration detention criticised by HMIP – Detention Action’s response

Long-term immigration detention criticised by HMIP Today’s joint report of […]

Who are these litigious migrants?

David Cameron has announced plans to clamp down on “completely […]

Behind the scenes at the AGM

Another speaker sits down, and a wave of appreciation flows […]

Detention doesn’t work.

“I am a torch bearer of the message that detention […]

New research on financial waste of long-term detention

Independent research published today by Detention Action, finds that £75 million […]

Working with women in detention

Detention Action’s Shashika Heiyantuduwa describes our new work with women […]

Inquest finds immigration staff contributed to the death of Mohammed Shukat

A jury has found that immigration staff contributed to the […]

Petition from Afghans in detention

We recently received a letter signed by nearly 30 people […]

Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire: Barriers to Securing Human Rights for People in Immigration Detention in the UK

When people flee their homes to escape conflict or persecution, […]

High Court rules the detention of mentally ill man was inhumane and degrading treatment

For the third time in less than a year, the […]

I’m no Ally McBeal but B kept his house…

It’s not often in my professional life that I wish […]

Greece taking a leaf out of the UK’s manual on indefinite detention.

The Greek government appears to have taken a leaf out […]

Could the routine use of long-term detention be on the way out?

The quarterly statistics of the UKBA are not usually a […]

Asylum seeker: ‘I was put in a cell one minute after claiming asylum’

I approached the Immigration officer at Heathrow and said ‘Sir […]

Detained Fast Track denies access to justice

The Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency’s investigation into […]

Detention Action adds weight to criticism of detention of asylum seekers.

The latest report from the Independent Chief Inspector of the […]

“Fast Track to Despair” report published

Detention Action has published a new report, showing that the […]

Iraq charter flight cancelled

A planned deportation flight to Iraq was halted on Tuesday […]

Man pleaded for help for dying room mate

A jury has found that immigration staff contributed to the […]



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