Detention

Mishka: The Shaw Review 2 is finally here, let’s use this opportunity for immigration detention reform.

Mishka: The Shaw Review 2 is finally here, let’s use this opportunity for immigration detention reform.

Effective detention campaigning is not merely about sentimental hashtags. We must continue to follow solution-based advocacy, with meaningful policy proposals aimed at the changes we expect from the government.

72 hours too many: how pregnant women are let down in immigration detention

72 hours too many: how pregnant women are let down in immigration detention

Two years ago on 12 July, a time limit of 72 hours was placed on how long a pregnant woman could be detained under immigration powers in the UK. This is 72 hours too many.

The Harm of Detention

The Harm of Detention

The deprivation of liberty, for the purpose of administration, harms people. The current process risks ignoring the different ways an individual can become vulnerable due to the harm of detention by relying solely on screening for pre-existing vulnerabilities.

Mishka: Speak to the brain, not just the heart

Mishka: Speak to the brain, not just the heart

As an advocate and an activist with the first-hand experience, I am not here to perform my experiences for anyone’s consumption; I am here to talk about the bigger picture. I am here to talk about real change.

Isa Muazu: No Walls, No Boundaries, No Barriers to Justice

Isa Muazu: No Walls, No Boundaries, No Barriers to Justice

Theresa May made my life a living Hell. I am not a bad person or destructive, I was in the UK to do good and be nice to everyone, and to be safe from a serious threat. I’m writing for this blog because people need to listen and hear our voices of the less privileged.

Duncan Lewis launches challenge to Home Secretary’s failure to instigate public inquiry into G4S abuse of detainees at Brook House IRC

Duncan Lewis launches challenge to Home Secretary’s failure to instigate public inquiry into G4S abuse of detainees at Brook House IRC

An immigration detainee has taken the UK government to court for failing to instigate a public inquiry into the abuse he and others suffered at the hands of guards at the G4S-run Brook House immigration detention centre.