The first ever Parliamentary inquiry into detention launched on 7th July 2014

7th July 2014

The first ever Parliamentary inquiry into detention has been launched today on 7th July 2014.

The inquiry is jointly led by the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Refugees and Migration, and marks the first dedicated Parliamentary inquiry into the impact and implications of the use of immigration detention.  The deadline for submissions is 1st October 2014.  The first oral evidence session will take place on 17th July 2014.

The Detention Forum welcomes this inquiry and encourages people who are in detention and who have experienced detention or supported them to take part in the inquiry.  We will be producing information packs for community organisations and groups who might need assistance in taking part in the inquiry and who are interested in hosting local ‘hearings’ to gather evidence for submission.  For further information, please contact us at detentionforum(at)

You can read a short article about the inquiry which appeared in the Independent on Sunday here.

The Detention Forum’s article about the inquiry will also appear in openDemocracy on 7th July 2014.

More information is available at