John Vine to speak at the Parliamentary meeting on detention

John Vine to speak at the Parliamentary meeting on detention on 7th December 2011

3 November 2011

John Vine, the Independent Chief Inspector of UKBA, will be speaking to MPs and peers at the next Parliamentary meeting on detention on 7 December 2011.  He will be speaking about the recent report, A thematic inspection of how the UK Border Agency manages foreign national prisoners, which was critical of UKBA’s practice of detaining foreign national ex-offenders.  UKBA’s response to this report is available here

Also at the meeting, a representative of Equality and Human Rights Commission will be talking about their forthcoming report on human rights in the UK as it relates to immigration detention issues. 

These Parliamentary meetings are chaired by Dr Julian Huppert MP and supported by the Detention Forum.  The meetings aim to increase the politicians’ awareness of immigration detention issues and provide them space to discuss and identify any actions that they can take to influence detention practice and policy. 

If your organisation can assist us inviting MPs and Peers to this meeting, please contact Eiri Ohtani at detentionforum(at)  So far, seven organisations have contacted their MPs, encouraging them to attend this Parliamentary meeting.