Hostile Environment

Limiting the Time Limit for Immigration Detention: The Danger of the ‘Foreign National Offender’ Exemption

Limiting the Time Limit for Immigration Detention: The Danger of the ‘Foreign National Offender’ Exemption

If a time limit for immigration detention is implemented, excluding people with previous convictions, then that time limit is fundamentally unfair and sets a dangerous precedent.

Prisoners of history: how a village in Nepal became a hostile environment

Prisoners of history: how a village in Nepal became a hostile environment

The dust is still settling in Nepal but the country is, arguably, on the road to stable peace. Yet, the case of Thawang shows how wars can continue to claim victims. A persisting fear of this tiny minority group, rooted in misperceptions of their extremist views, sees them continue to be labelled by narratives informed by war.

The Anatomy of the Hostile Environment: A Weekend with Birkbeck School of Law

The Anatomy of the Hostile Environment: A Weekend with Birkbeck School of Law

The talks were bold indictments of a state that has conscripted all areas of society into enforcing its racialised immigration control system, a state that has turned bankers, landlords, teachers, nurses, doctors and even NGO workers into border guards. A state that speaks of humans as ‘illegals’.

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.

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.