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FREE News: 10th April

AFSJ (EU criminal law): Fundamental Rights and the European Public Prosecutor’s Office: an uncomfortable silence (EU Law Analysis blog): The EU’s proposal for the establishment of a European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) has created quite a stir in the Member States. 307 more words

An “expensive, ineffective and unjust” system*

UK immigration removal centres and the Report of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Immigration Detention

by Giovanna Fassetta, chair of Scottish Detainee Visitors

On the 3rd of March 2015 the… 1,611 more words

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House of Lords debates Detention Inquiry Report

On Thursday 26 March, the House of Lords debated the report of the inquiry into the use of immigration detention in the United Kingdom.

The debate was opened by Lord Lloyd of Berwick, who served on the inquiry panel. 369 more words

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Recent reports and reviews: immigration detention and the mentally ill

By Alison Pickup and Martha Spurrier

The last few weeks have seen a flurry of activity around immigration detention, particularly in relation to the key issue of the treatment of mentally ill detainees in detention. 852 more words

Time For a Time Limit – Parliamentarians call for a 28 day maximum time limit on immigration detention to be introduced

A cross-party group of MPs and Peers has recommended that the next government should introduce a maximum time limit of 28 days on the length of time anyone can be detained in immigration detention. 791 more words

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Chronicle of a deportation*

By Eleanor Staniforth†

I originally wrote this post in October 2010, shortly after the deportation of a good friend of mine, B. I had known B for over three years when he was deported, having met him at the Swansea Bay Asylum Seekers’ Support Group where I volunteered regularly.

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