A guest post from Sophie Pritchard of Edge Fund Edge Fund is a grant-making organisation that funds individuals and small groups working to challenge injustice and inequality. We are run by our members, who come from many different backgrounds. We aim to put decisions about… Read more »

The British Parliament has launched its first-ever inquiry on detention.  The inquiry, jointly led by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees and Migration, will investigate the impact and implications of the use of immigration detention. This is a chance to speak out on the… Read more »

– Snatched at daughter’s wedding by Immigration raid – Deported to Colombia – Campaign for justice continues   Isabella Acevedo, former cleaner for Mark Harper MP, was at her daughter’s wedding. Suddenly, 15 Immigration officers burst in to snatch her. She was taken to a… Read more »

 By Jacqueline Farmer, Right to Remain volunteer. Great news!  This week, a timely and scathing judgment  by a rare three-judge Divisional Court in PLP v Secretary of State for Justice, ruled that the atrocious “residence test” is unlawful.  Lord Justice Moses led the judgment, finding that… Read more »


Latest post from Right to Remain volunteer, Jacqueline Farmer. Last week we took delight in a tremendous victory for Detention Action as the High Court ruled that the Home Office has been illegally running the Detained Fast Track asylum system.  This is a giant step forward for… Read more »

This blog post is from the Border Criminologies blog. Based at the University of Oxford, Border Criminologies brings together academics, practitioners and those who have experienced border control from around the world. Showcasing original research from a range of perspectives, they aim to better understand… Read more »

Demands by women currently being held in Yarl’s Wood detention centre.  Via Black Women’s Rape Action Project Note – these demands refer to the current Home Affairs Committee into claims of rape and sexual abuse by guards at Yarl’s Wood, not the upcoming parliamentary inquiry… Read more »

When the latest wave of legal aid changes was proposed last year, the residence test was immediately one of the top concerns (see September blog post).  The residence test will predictably have a particularly negative effect on migrants’ access to legal aid. This update on… Read more »

In a wonderful, landmark judgement, the High Court has ruled that the UK Home Office has been illegally operating the Detained Fast Track asylum system. The legal challenge was brought by Detention Action, and their announcement, and a press release, are copied below. The judgement… Read more »

A parliamentary inquiry on detention was announced yesterday – the first of its kind. 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… Read more »