These Walls Must Fall: Sheffield

We were delighted to take part in Sheffield’s fabulous Migration Matters festival last week.  We ran a two-part workshop, looking firstly at navigating the UK’s asylum system (based on our Toolkit) and then at an issue that affects all people seeking the right to remain in the UK: immigration detention. Preparing for our workshop on […]

Windows onto Morton Hall: recent demonstration and today’s inspection report

Image from Unlocking Detention 2016, submitted by René Cassin This morning, the report of the unannounced inspection of Morton Hall detention centre in Lincolnshire, has been released.  All of the UK’s detention centres are subject to independent inspection by HM Inspectorate of Prisons, and this latest inspection took place in November 2016.  The reports shed […]

Immigration detention has no place in a happy, healthy society

“This experience of the detention centre eliminated all my self-confidence and made me feel humiliated and like a slave. Even after they let me go, I still was feeling very scared and afraid to leave the house. I could still visualise them and I am having flashbacks and panic attacks.” R, from Manchester Immigration detention […]

Thousands gather to demand #ShutDownYarlsWood and #EndDetentionNow!

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By Marienna Pope-Weidemann, communications coordinator, Right to Remain Trigger warning: rape, sexual assault The walls of Yarl’s Wood were surrounded by unprecedented numbers on Saturday as up to 2,000 people from all corners of the country joined a protest at Britain’s most infamous detention centre, mired for years in accusations of systematic psychological torture, deprivation, […]