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New press release from Rev. Lord Roberts of Llandudno – Isa Muazu’s life “in Theresa May’s hands”

Rev. Lord Roberts of Llandudno has kindly permitted Detention Forum to publish another press release from his office.  Please read the statement from his office below.

 

THE LIFE of Nigerian asylum seeker Isa Muazu is in Home Secretary Theresa May’s hands, Liberal Democrat peer Rev. Lord Roberts of Llandudno has warned.

He said any suggestion that Mr Muazu – who is recovering in detention following last Friday’s “botched” removal attempt – be deported to Nigeria was “heartless and totally unworthy of the UK’s reputation as a civilised nation”.

Mr Muazu, who was in “gravely-ill” condition last week following a hunger-strike, is back in the UK following a bungled attempt to deport him by the UK Government, which saw the private jet chartered to carry him to Nigeria rejected by the authorities there.

He fears being targeted by militant Islamist group Boko Haram if deported to his homeland.

On Wednesday, Lord Roberts used a topical oral question in the Lords to ask the Government to clarify its policy in relation to the detention of immigration detainees who are seriously ill and refuse food and fluids.

But he was told by Conservative Minister, Lord Taylor of Holbeach, that “a refusal to eat or drink will not automatically mean that a person should be released from immigration detention”.

Lord Roberts said today: “The Government’s immigration policies are shambolic and I hope to tackle them head on during the Immigration Bill.

“Isa has suffered enough. He is living proof that – contrary to Lord Taylor’s assurances – the welfare of detainees is clearly not the Government’s highest priority.”

“The suggestion that Isa – who was so ill that he needed to be stretchered off his 20 hour flight – will be deported to Nigeria is heartless and a sad sign of the times.”

Lord Roberts called for the Government’s policies on detention and immigration to be urgently reformed.

“We are a hospitable, not a hostile nation,” he said. “Have we forgotten that asylum seekers – and so-called ‘failed’ asylum seekers – are human beings that deserve respect?”

Yesterday morning, Mr Muazu’s lawyers were granted a stay of removal pending the outcome of an oral judicial review hearing on 9 December.

Commenting, Lord Roberts said today: “To even consider putting Isa through such tribulations again – for something that is not his fault – would be unforgivable. Though I am pleased to learn that the Theresa May has been restrained from removing Isa until the outcome of his hearing, ultimately, his life is in her hands.”

 

ENDS.

 

Notes to editors:

Isa Muazu, a Nigerian man who is said to be “near death” following a hunger strike, is back in the UK after the Home Office flight deporting him had to turn around “for operational reasons which were not connected to his health or conduct”. Lawyers for Mr Muazu say that since returning to the UK, he has been returned to the medical wing at Harmondsworth IRC.

Lord Roberts of Llandudno is a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords. He was educated at John Bright Grammar School in Llandudno, the University College of North Wales and Handsworth Methodist College, Birmingham. In 1957 he became a Methodist minister and was Superintendent Methodist Minister at Llandudno for 20 years. He is currently Vice-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Migration and President of Liberal Democrats for Seekers of Sanctuary.

 

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Press release from Rev. Lord Roberts of Llandudno – “Botched deportation” of Isa Muazu is “inhumane”

 

Rev. Lord Roberts of Llandudno has kindly permitted Detention Forum to publish a press release from his office. Lord Roberts has been selected to ask questions about the deportation of Isa Muazu in the House of Lords tomorrow. Please read the statement from his office below.

 

LIBERAL DEMOCRAT peer Rev. Lord Roberts of Llandudno has been selected to ask a question in the House of Lords on Wednesday about the deportation of Isa Muazu, which he says shows “a complete lack of competency at the very top levels of government”.

He will use an oral question in the Chamber asking the Government whether, in light of the case of Mr Muazu, it will clarify its policy in relation to the detention of immigration detainees who are seriously ill and refuse food and fluids.

Mr Muazu, who is Nigerian, is said to be near death following a hunger strike. He is now back in the UK after the Home Office flight deporting him had to turn around.

It is understood the Nigerian authorities did not clear the plane to land.

Lord Roberts, who speaks on asylum issues in the Lords, said tonight: “This botched deportation shows a complete lack of competency at the very top levels of government.

“It was seriously incompetent and inhumane for the Home Secretary and the Immigration Minister to put Isa on a plane considering his life-threatening state.

“It would be an unforgivable, ruthless act to force Isa to repeat such an agonising ordeal. His place is not on a chartered jet to Nigeria – it is in a reputable hospital where he may be cared for by medical professionals.”

Mr Muazu has been held in detention since he claimed asylum in July, saying he faced persecution from the hardline Islamist group Boko Haram.

Lord Roberts added: “There are still questions for Theresa May and Mark Harper to answer. The Government must immediately clarify its policy position in relation to the detention of immigration detainees who are seriously ill and refuse food and fluids.

“We must reject Theresa May’s insistence on creating a ‘hostile environment’ for immigrants. She must not be allowed to score political points when a man’s life hangs in the balance. We need an honest and urgent appraisal of the UK detention system – it must be firm when necessary, but it must also be fair.”

ENDS.

Notes to editors:

Isa (or Ifa) Muazu, a Nigerian man who is said to be “near death” following a hunger strike, is back in the UK after the Home Office flight deporting him had to turn around. Lawyers for Mr Muazu, who has refused food for more than 100 days, say he is back at Harmondsworth detention centre.

Lord Roberts’ topical oral question will be heard in the House of Lords on Wednesday, December 4 2013 at approximately 3pm.

Lord Roberts of Llandudno is a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords. He was educated at John Bright Grammar School in Llandudno, the University College of North Wales and Handsworth Methodist College, Birmingham. In 1957 he became a Methodist minister and was Superintendent Methodist Minister at Llandudno for 20 years. He is currently Vice-Chair or the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Migration and President of Liberal Democrats for Seekers of Sanctuary.

Last-ditch legal challenge and appeals for clemency for Isa Muazu failed 29 Nov 2013

29 Nov 2013

Last-ditch legal challenge and appeals for clemency for Isa Muazu failed

Lawyers worked through the night in an attempt to stop hunger striker, Isa Muazu’s, deportation from the UK this morning. In the early hours, an appeal judge also rejected the injunction request. Lawyers have stated that they will consider an out of country appeal.

Isa was due to have been deported on a private jet today at 8am, there has been no confirmation yet that he has taken been forcibly deported from the UK but supporters are unable to get through to him on the phone.

Lord Roberts, who intends to raise the case in the House of Lords next week, said:

“Isa Muazu’s removal from the UK and potential death on a flight or upon arrival in Nigeria is not only a tragedy but an end to the UK’s reputation as a country with humane, civilised, just policies and government. Theresa May must consider her position and her immigration control policies. Looking ‘tough’ on immigration simply must not descend to the low of allowing people to die to score a political point. We urgently need to review the systems of immigration detention, ‘fast track’ and enforced removal.”

Over 120 people attended a vigil for Isa Muazu last night outside the Home Office on hearing the news of Isa’s deportation one of the organisers, Nancy Maller said:

“Whether Isa Muazu dies on British or Nigerian soil, it has been the viciousness and inherent injustice of the UK’s immigration system that will have killed him. After Jimmy Mubenga’s death on a forced deportation flight, many said ‘never again’ but it has happened today in slow motion. This is a precedent setting moment in which the Home Office have failed to listen to pleas of mercy, justice, independent medical experts and legal arguments in order to show that they are tough on immigrants. In flexing their muscles, they have shown how truly cruel and inhumane this government is.”

Toufique Hussain, solicitor from Duncan Lewis said:

“The Home Secretary went to great lengths to remove this seriously ill man from the UK. She didn’t allow him an in country right of appeal against his asylum refusal; at massive expense to tax payers she, hired a private charter plane to remove Mr Muazu to Nigeria today – no other returnee was on the plane; for the out of hours injunction she instructed Queen’s counsel to make submissions. The court was not willing to intervene at such a late stage. We do not know how Mr Muazu is as we lost contact with him late last night. We fear for his safety now on return but we will be looking at pursuing further appeals if we do make contact with him in Nigeria. He should not have been removed from the UK.”

Kate Blagojevic, from Detention Forum said: “We are devastated for Isa and fear for his life on the flight and his return to Nigeria. It is unacceptable that the Home Office have been so resistant to independent medical advice and appeals for clemency from human rights NGOs, academics, lawyers and cross party politicians. This is just one example of the inhumanity of the UK’s immigration system; there are many more. We call on the government urgently to find alternatives to detaining migrants indefinitely that ruins lives.”

ENDS

Photos from vigil are here http://guy-smallman-photos.photoshelter.com/gallery/Isa-Muazu-Vigil-28-11-13/G0000B9wKczPxM3U

Open letter to Theresa May

Earlier this week, the Detention Forum organised an open letter to Theresa May, asking for release of Isa Muazu from Harmondsworth immigration detention centre.

Read the press release we prepared below.  The letter was published in the Guardian here.

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100 Award winning actors and leading NGOs appeal for clemency for detained hunger striker.

100 award winning artists including Juliet Stevenson, Dame Harriet Walter, Cush Jumbo and playwrights Howard Brenton and author Stella Duffy have signed an open letter to Theresa May appealing for clemency for Isa Muazu who has been on hunger strike in immigration detention for nearly 100 days.

Isa Muazu is due to be deported to Nigeria tomorrow (Wednesday) and his legal team and campaigners fear for his life if he not released from immigration detention or if is forcibly deported from the UK.

In the open letter to Theresa May, the signatories, who include leading human rights organisations Amnesty International, Liberty and Reprieve, say “Despite compelling medical evidence and in the context of mounting political pressure from cross party parliamentarians, the decision to continue Isa’s detention and pursue Isa’s deportation contradicts medical advice and shows no regard for the value of his life. We would argue that this goes well beyond a ‘hostile environment’ and has far reaching consequences for society as a whole.”

Lord Roberts of Llandudno visited Isa Muazu at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal centre today and organised a cross party letter of 29 MPs and peers appealing to Theresa May for clemency. He said “I urge you to act quickly in reconsidering Mr Muaza’s case. I call on you release him so that another death or serious harm in immigration detention or during the removal process may be avoided.”

Eiri Ohtani, co-ordinator of a coalition of immigration detention NGOs and community groups said:

“It is unacceptable that the Home Office are preparing to allow someone to die on a mattress on the floor of a high security detention centre or in handcuffs on an airplane surrounded by security guards.

“We understand that Isa Muazu came to this country seeking safety from persecution In Nigeria, where he believes his family have been killed since he fled the country.

“He was detained in prison-like conditions on the same day that he claimed asylum in the UK, even though he has never committed a crime.

“The Home Office have said that they are determined to turn the UK into a ‘hostile environment’ for migrants, but allowing people to die in immigration detention goes well beyond ‘hostile’.

“We call on the Home Secretary to release Isa Muazu from detention immediately, and to seek community-based alternatives to holding people detention that are cheaper and fairer.”

ENDS

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OPEN LETTER

Dear Theresa May,

We are shocked and saddened by the high court decision to refuse Isa Muazu’s appeal to be released from an immigration detention centre. Isa is in a critical condition, having been on hunger strike in Harmondsworth detention centre for over 90 days.

Despite compelling medical evidence and in the context of mounting political pressure from cross-party parliamentarians, the decision to continue Isa’s detention and pursue his deportation contradicts medical advice and shows no regard for the value of his life. We would argue that this goes well beyond a ‘hostile environment” and has far-reaching consequences for society as a whole.

Isa Muazu is a refused asylum seeker from Nigeria who came to this country seeking safety. Despite expert medical evidence in October that he was unfit to be detained, his detention continued, and as he edged closer to death, an “end of life plan” was prepared rather than his release. We believe he must be released to save his life.

Many people who end up in detention centres feel anxious, frightened and frustrated. Like Isa, many feel that their asylum claims have not been fairly heard and that they are losing their freedom only for the “crime” of seeking safety in the UK. We are extremely concerned that Isa may die as a result of a hardened stance being taken towards migrants in the UK. We urgently call for clemency in this case.

We ask that the home secretary reconsider Isa’s case and act quickly to release him in the UK, so that another death in immigration detention can be avoided.
Juliet Stevenson Actress 
Howard Brenton Playwright
Dame Harriet Walter Actress
Mark Thomas Comedian
Daniel Kitson Comedian and writer
Christopher Haydon Artistic director, The Gate Theatre
Madani Younis Artistic director, The Bush Theatre
Omar Elerian Associate director, The Bush Theatre
Stella Duffy Writer
Clare Duffy Playwright
Jon Spooner Artistic director, Unlimited Theatre
James Brining Artistic director, West Yorkshire Playhouse
Cush Jumbo Actor
Chris Thorpe Writer
Daniel Bye Director
Rachel Delahey Playwright
Matt Burman Warwick Arts Centre
Khalid Abdalla Actor
Tam Dean Burn Actor
Chris Thorpe Writer
Lucy Ellinson Actor
Laura Norman The New Wolsey Theatre
David Porter and Alice Porter Creative Arts Promotion Ltd
Andy Field, Artistic Director, Forest Fringe
Rikki Beadle-Blair Artistic Director, Team Angelica
Peter Tatchell Peter Tatchell Foundation
Anthony Barnett openDemocracy
Paul Dillane Amnesty International
Maurice Wren Refugee Council
Dave Garratt Refugee Action
Clare Algar Reprieve
Don Flynn Migrants’ Rights Network
Jon Robins Editor, http://www.thejusticegap.com
Janet King Liberal Democrats for Seekers of Sanctuary
Natalie Bennett Green Party leader
Caroline Lucas MP Green, Brighton Pavilion
Ruth Hayes Islington Law Centre
Baljeet Sandhu Migrant & Refugee Children’s Legal Unit
Connie Sozi Asylum Aid
John Nicholson QC Kenworthys Chambers
Michelle Knorr Doughty Street Chambers
Hilton von Herbert Hackney Community Law Centre
Christopher Dias Dias Solicitors
Matt Foot Birnberg Peirce and Partners
Eleanor Glass
Elizabeth M Millar Solicitor
Margaret Finch and Sean Mcloughlin TRP Solicitors
Liz Davies Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers
Nizi H S Khurana Karis Law
Professor Sara Chandler Law Society human rights committee
Ofonimeh Umoh Abudu Duncan Lewis solicitors
Professor Bill Bowring Birkbeck College
Stephen Grosz QC
Gary McIndoe Latitude Law
Paul Ward James and Co
John McDonnell MP
Jerome Phelps Detention Action
Eiri Ohtani Detention Forum
Nic Eadie Gatwick Detainee Welfare Group
Mark Serwotka PCS
Romayne Phoenix Co-chair, People’s Assembly
Sam Fairbairn Secretary, Peoples Assembly
Natasha Walter Women for Refugee Women
Patrick Yu Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities
Julia Bard Jewish Socialists’ Group
Simon Woolley Operation Black Vote
Steve Hynes Legal Action Group
Heather Jones Yarl’s Wood Befrienders
Poonam Pattni Southall Black Sisters
Nazek Ramadan Migrant Voice
Zrinka Bralo Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum
Miriam Wood Samphire 
Rita Chadha Newham Refugee Migrant Forum, RAMFEL
Bridget Walker Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network
Almir, Koldzic Counterpoints Arts
Gill Baden Bail Observation Project
Phill Jones Unity Centre, Glasgow
Simon Parker End Child Detention Now
Lisa Matthews Right To Remain
Kate Smart Asylum Welcome
Habib Rahman JCWI
Puck de Raadt Churches Refugee Network-CTBI
Kate Alexander Scottish Detainee Visitors
Liz Peretz Barbed Wire Britain
Bill McKeith Close Campsfield
Kate Adams Kent Refugee Help
Zita Holbourne Black Activists Rising Against Cuts
Emma Williams STAR
Vaughan Jones Praxis Community Projects
Andy Gregg Race On The Agenda
Don Thake Amnesty Wye
Ratna Lachman JUST, West Yorkshire 
Debbie Jolly Disabled people Against the Cuts
Ali McGinley Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees
Jock Morris Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees
John McFadden Fire Brigades Union
Nigel Caleb Detention Advisory service
Phil Kerton Kent Diocesan Area Justice & Peace Group
Isobel Harland Govan and Craigton Integration Network
Dave Stamp ASIRT
Robina Qureshi Positive Action in Housing
Charlie Liggett Liverpool Prisons Visiting Group
John Prangley Asylum Welcome, Oxford
Isobel Crowther Waging Peace
Patsy Brand Nottingham & Notts Refugee Forum
Bekah Sparrow SOAS Detainee Support
Benoit Martin Payday men’s network
Mohammed Khaled Noor Muslim Professionals Forum
Guy Taylor Movement Against Xenophobia
Professor Geri Smyth University of Strathclyde
Peter Taylor-Gooby University of Kent
Professor Jan Montefiore Kent University
Dr Steve Kirkwood University of Edinburgh
Dr Emily Grabham University of Kent
Clare Frances Moran University of Abertay Dundee

Why we must save legal aid – 100 testimonials

The Detention Forum is very pleased to support the work of the Justice Alliance, an alliance of legal organisations, charities, community groups, grass roots and other campaigning groups, trade unions and individuals who are united in our opposition to the government’s proposed attack on legal aid and the criminal justice system.

The Justice Alliance has recently submitted over 100 testimonials to Simon Hughes MP in advance of his meeting with Nick Clegg, Tom Brake and Lord McNally to discuss changes to legal aid.

The Testimonials represent a cross-section of society from The Howard League for Penal Reform, Liberty, Reprieve, Justice, to the British Tamil Forum, Kurdish Community Centre, René Cassin, Unite the Union, The Children’s Society and Women Against Rape. 

The Detention Forum’s testimonial said:

‘Every day, the UK detains thousands of migrants indefinitely in detention centres and prisons. They are incarcerated for the administrative convenience of the state.  Many are highly vulnerable. The residence test will deny them access to legal advice and representation when they want to challenge abuses by the state.  Justice that is only available for some is no justice at all.  The residence test must be dropped if we are to protect the rule of law in this country. ‘

For more information, visit their website at

http://justiceallianceuk.wordpress.com

‘We are alarmed by the Home Office’s disregard for life and health of Isa Muazu.’

Update – Isa Muazu

10:30am 25 November 2013

Today the court will decide whether, Isa Muazu, an immigration detainee, who has been hunger-striking over 90 days in Harmondsworth detention centre, should be released from detention.

Isa Muazu, a refused asylum seeker from Nigeria, has been hunger striking since the end of August.  He says that he is protesting against the Home Office’s treatment of his asylum claim.

Rev. Lord Roberts of Llandudno organised a joint-letter to the Home Secretary, requesting Muazu’s release from Harmondsworth.  Although the letter has been signed by over 40  peers and MPs, Theresa May is yet to respond.

The Detention Forum remains extremely concerned that Muazu may die as a result of a hardened stance being taken towards immigrants and people held in UK detention centres.

Today’s appeal hearing is the latest of the series of legal challenges against Muazu’s continued detention.  The initial court hearing on 14 October ruled against releasing him from detention, however the court agreed to hear an appeal. On Thursday 21 November, there was a further interim relief hearing to consider Isa’s release pending the final hearing of the appeal.  This was again refused by the court.  The judges however decided to expedite the case.

Eiri Ohtani, spokesperson for the Detention Forum said:

“We are alarmed by the Home Office’s disregard for life and health of Isa Muazu.  We are also concerned that other migrants who go on to hunger strike out of desperation and distress will be treated in the same inhumane manner.  It is unacceptable that the Home Office are preparing to allow someone to die on a mattress on the floor of a high security detention centre or in handcuffs on an airplane surrounded by security guards.

“We understand that Isa came to this country seeking safety from persecution In Nigeria, where he believes his family have been killed since he fled the country.

“He was detained in prison-like conditions on the same day that he claimed asylum in the UK, even though he has never committed a crime.

“The Home Office have said that they are determined to turn the UK into a ‘hostile environment’ for migrants, but allowing people to die in immigration detention centres or when they are bundled onto flights goes well beyond ‘hostile’.

“We call on the Home Secretary to release Isa from detention immediately, and to seek community-based alternatives to holding people detention that are cheaper and fairer.”

Isa Muazu was detained on 25 July 2013 when he claimed asylum.  An ‘end of life plan’ was drawn up by Harmondsworth healthcare on 14 November when his condition deteriorated.

 

ENDS

 

Notes to editors.

 

UK is one of the few countries in Europe which practices detention without a time limit.  As of 31 December 2012, 2,685 people were in detention in immigration removal centres[i].  Of those, 31% (822) were in detention longer than 3 months, 14% (375) were in detention longer than 6 months and 5% (134) had been in detention longer than one year.  62% (1,676) of those were asylum-seekers.  These figures exclude those held in prisons as immigration detainees, understood to be nearly 1,000 people[ii], grossly underestimating the scale of immigration detention in the UK.

UK regularly detains vulnerable individuals for the purpose of immigration control.  Over the last two years, the UK’s Home Office has also been found to have breached detained individuals’ human right not to be subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment (Article 3 of European Convention of Human Rights) on four separate occasions[iii].


 

[i] The numbers denote those entering Immigration Removal Centres and Short Term Holding Centres.  The figures exclude those held under Immigration Act powers in prisons.  http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/science-research-statistics/research-statistics/immigration-asylum-research/immigration-tabs-q4-2012/?view=Standard&pubID=1156263  See dt.09.q of Detention data tables Immigration Statistics October to December 2012 Volume 2.

[iii] R (S) v Secretary of State of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 2120 (Admin) (5 August 2011); R (BA) v Secretary of State of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 2748 (Admin) (26 October 2011); R (HA) v Secretary of State of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 979 (Admin) (17 April 2012); D v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2012) EWHC 2501 (Admin)

Contact details

Eiri Ohtani, The Co-ordinator, The Detention Forum

detentionforum@gmail.com

@DetentionForum

www.detentionforum.wordpress.com

 

We call on the Home Secretary to release Isa Muazu from detention immediately

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 21 November 2013

Isa Muazu, a refused asylum seeker from Nigeria, has been on hunger strike in Harmondsworth detention centre for over 85 days. His recent application to the High Court to be released failed – despite expert medical evidence in October that he was medically unfit to be detained. As he edges closer to death, the government’s response has been to issue an ‘end of life plan’ for Isa. Today’s application for interim relief was refused and Isa remains in detention. We fear that Isa might not survive until his appeal hearing on 25 November.

The Detention Forum[i] is extremely concerned that Isa may die as a result of a hardened stance being taken towards immigrants and people held in UK detention centres.

Eiri Ohtani, spokesperson for the Detention Forum said:

“It is unacceptable that the Home Office are preparing to allow someone to die on a mattress on the floor of a high security detention centre.

“We understand that Isa Muazu came to this country seeking safety from persecution In Nigeria, where he believes his family have been killed since he fled the country.

“He was detained in prison-like conditions on the same day that he claimed asylum in the UK, even though he has never committed a crime.

“The Home Office have said that they are determined to turn the UK into a ‘hostile environment’ for migrants, but allowing people to die in immigration detention goes well beyond ‘hostile’.

“We call on the Home Secretary to release Isa Muazu from detention immediately, and to seek community-based alternatives to holding people detention that are cheaper and fairer.”

UK is one of the few countries in Europe which practices detention without a timelimit.  As of 31 December 2012, 2,685 people were in detention in immigration removal centres[ii].  Of those, 31% (822) were in detention longer than 3 months, 14% (375) were in detention longer than 6 months and 5% (134) had been in detention longer than one year.  62% (1,676) of those were asylum-seekers.  These figures exclude those held in prisons as immigration detainees, understood to be nearly 1,000 people[iii], grossly underestimating the scale of immigration detention in the UK.   

UK regularly detains vulnerable individuals for the purpose of immigration control.  Over the last two years, the UK’s Home Office has also been found to have breached detained individuals’ human right not to be subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment (Article 3 of European Convention of Human Rights) on four separate occasions[iv].  

Notes to the Editor


 

[i] The Detention Forum is a coalition of support and campaigning groups for people in immigration detention.

[ii] The numbers denote those entering Immigration Removal Centres and Short Term Holding Centres.  The figures exclude those held under Immigration Act powers in prisons.  http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/science-research-statistics/research-statistics/immigration-asylum-research/immigration-tabs-q4-2012/?view=Standard&pubID=1156263  See dt.09.q of Detention data tables Immigration Statistics October to December 2012 Volume 2.

[iv] R (S) v Secretary of State of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 2120 (Admin) (5 August 2011); R (BA) v Secretary of State of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 2748 (Admin) (26 October 2011); R (HA) v Secretary of State of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 979 (Admin) (17 April 2012); D v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2012) EWHC 2501 (Admin)

Contact details

Eiri Ohtani, The Co-ordinator, The Detention Forum

detentionforum@gmail.com

@DetentionForum

www.detentionforum.wordpress.com