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G4S Tinsley House detention centre
NEWS 20 Feb 2018

BID to hold G4S to account

BID (Bail for Immigration Detainees) have launched a legal action which they hope will mean multinational security firm G4S is finally held to account. They are crowdfundiong for legal costs.

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Lush worker supporting the campaign
CAMPAIGNS 16 Feb 2018

#TheseWallsMustFall weekend at Lush!

A crack team of These Walls Must Fall campaigners descended on the Lush flagship store in Oxford Street London! They spoke with the public about the movement to end immigration detention, and raised over £1,100 for the campaign.

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SDS logo no borders no prisons
NEWS 15 Feb 2018

SOAS Detainee Support recruiting!

Our friends at SDS are recruiting for two part-time Coordinators. SDS supports people in detention, and campaigns to challenge the detention system.

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Detention Forum volunteer team
NEWS 15 Feb 2018

Detention Forum seeks volunteers

The Detention Forum – an advocacy network of organisations who challenge immigration detention - are looking for enthusiastic, curious and thoughtful individuals to be part of the their growing volunteer team.

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protest for dignity and equality in Belfast
NEWS 6 Feb 2018
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amnesty
NEWS 15 Jan 2018

Launch of new Amnesty report on immigration detention

Amnesty's report further strengthens the consensus – including most major political parties, human rights groups, the HM Inspectorate of Prisons – of those condemning and calling for serious change to the UK’s indefinite immigration detention system.

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toolkits
NEWS 11 Jan 2018

Our new Toolkit is here!

The new print edition of our revised and updated Toolkit is now available! The Toolkit is a unique and accessible guide to navigating the asylum and immigration system.

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A guide to understanding the asylum and immigration system in the UK, and taking action for the right to remain.

A guide to understanding the asylum and immigration system in the UK, and taking action for the right to remain.

A guide to understanding the asylum and immigration system in the UK, and taking action for the right to remain.

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Signing support

Signing support is an important way of providing practical solidarity with those at risk of detention. Find out more in this video about Bristol Signing Support Group.

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Preparing for the asylum interview

The interview can be very difficult and stressful, and there’s much can go wrong. But there is also a lot you can do to prepare. Patricia in Sheffield speaks from experience.

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Sheffield zine
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Zine: preparing for the asylum interview

This zine is to help you through the main “substantive” asylum interview with the UK Home Office. This is a crucial stage of the asylum process, and the zine provides information on some simple things you can do to prepare and feel more informed.

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LEGAL UPDATES

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LEGAL UPDATES 15 Jan 2017
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LEGAL UPDATES 12 Jan 2017
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LEGAL UPDATES 24th Nov 2017

Asylum claims from Pakistan

According to government statistics, 85% of Pakistan asylum claims are refused. What is their justification for this?

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