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Legal Aid – the Scottish perspective

The UK government is pushing forward with plans to (further) decimate the legal aid system. In the second of a series of blog posts on Legal Aid, NCADC volunteer Jacqueline gives an overview of the impact the changes have had and will have in Scotland. Following our recent blog posts on the changes to legal […]

Transforming Legal Aid – Proposals and commentary so far

The UK government is pushing forward with plans to (further) decimate the legal aid system. In the first of a series of blog posts on Legal Aid, NCADC volunteer Jacqueline gives an overview of the changes, proposals and debate. In our “Where Is Justice” blog post on 21 May 2013, we illustrated some severe changes […]

Unlawful Killing

After 8 weeks of evidence, an inquest jury has found that Jimmy Mubenga was unlawfully killed while being restrained by G4S guards in a deportation attempt in 2010. Jimmy Mubenga, a 46 year old Angolan father, died onboard a British Airways plane at Heathrow airport. The inquest heard that Mubenga had been calling out for […]

Stop G4S: deportations and the death of Jimmy Mubenga

This week – on Thursday June 6th – the world’s largest security firm G4S, will hold its annual general meeting in the City of London. A large coalition of groups, including NCADC, has called for a demonstration to be held outside the event, in protest of G4S’s varying and widespread human rights abuses. This article, by […]

Stop G4S: G4$ and the immigration detention estate

This week – on Thursday June 6th – the world’s largest security firm G4S, will hold its annual general meeting in the City of London. A large coalition of groups, including NCADC, has called for a demonstration to be held outside the event, in protest of G4S’s varying and widespread human rights abuses. This article, by […]

Stop G4S: Securitisation of the Asylum Housing “Market”

Next week on Thursday June 6th the world’s largest security firm G4S, will hold its annual general meeting in the City of London. A large coalition of groups, including NCADC, has called for a demonstration to be held outside the event, in protest of G4S’s varying and widespread human rights abuses. This article is the […]

Jimmy Mubenga: a day in the life of an inquest

IRR News provides a snapshot report from the second day of the inquest in to the death of Jimmy Mubenga which is due to last eight weeks. The day of the inquest started with legal issues and the choosing of the jury. This took some time as potential jurors were read a long list of […]

Where is justice?

Serious assault on access to justice We have been warning for some time of an impending disaster.  Over the past couple of years, whenever we have spoken with people (and there are so many) who have struggled to access justice within the asylum and immigration system, who are at risk in their home country yet […]

Jimmy Mubenga inquest: statement of widow Adrienne Kambana

Transcript of statement, taken from INQUEST.org.uk We need justice. Justice will help Jimmy rest in peace. This will prevent this situation from happening again. My name is Adrienne Kambana. I am the widow of Jimmy Mubenga and the mother of our five children. I would like to make a statement to ask for justice for […]