“Detention is a filing cabinet for human beings”: Parliamentary Meeting on Immigration Detention

Earlier today MPs and Peers held a parliamentary meeting on immigration detention, hearing from experts about the hazardous effects of detention, and why urgent and systemic change is needed. Chaired by Paul Blomfield MP and the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Refugees, the meeting heard from organisations and individuals working directly with people affected […]

“When you see injustice – speak out!”: These Walls Must Fall in Manchester

Last Thursday human rights campaigners, union members, migrant rights groups, political representatives and other members of the public met to campaign against immigration detention. Setting up for the big event at the historic Mechanics Institute. Follow us, @wallsmustfall and #TheseWallsMustFall for updates! pic.twitter.com/EAcln0LgrG — Right to Remain (@Right_to_Remain) November 2, 2017 Gathering at Manchester’s historic […]

Julie Ward MEP supporting These Walls Must Fall in Manchester

“If we look back at our family history, somewhere along the line we would discover we had been people who needed to be somewhere else; we needed to flee, we needed to move.” Julie Ward, MEP for the North West England region, has been a passionate supporter of migrant rights. Watch the above short clip […]

Reflections on Calais

  To mark the first anniversary of the destruction of the ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais, Right to Remain’s Luke Butterly reflects on our recent return to the area.   We set out early on our return trip to Calais.  The time difference between the UK and France means you lose an hour when traveling over;  […]

“A place where one can be forgotten for a long time” – on the closure of The Verne

(Image credit: Unlocking Detention)   Last week, the government quietly announced that they will be closing the Verne – one of the nine immigration ‘removal’ centres (IRCs) sprawled across the UK. (Learn more about all of the UK’s sites of detention by following the Unlocking Detention project, an annual virtual tour of the UK’s detention […]

Refuse. Retract. Resist borders for children!

The fight against borders in our schools stepped up a notch this week. Against Borders for Children (ABC) hosted its first open conference on Saturday and yesterday they sent an nationwide email, in conjunction with renowned civil liberties group Liberty, to every headteacher in England. The letter requests parents be informed of their right to […]

Migration Messaging and the Silence of Africa

by Marienna Pope-Weidemann, communications coordinator, Right to Remain @MariennaPW “I am an invisible man…I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fibre and liquids – and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.” – Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man Take all […]

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 […]