The UK has the largest Immigration Detention Estate in Europe. UK Policy results in asylum seekers facing detention at any time, despite committing no crime whatsoever. Detention has no time limit and is not automatically subject to judicial review. Many endure months and some endure years of indefinite detention. There are no safeguards in place to prevent the detention of vulnerable persons including those who have faced imprisonment, torture and /or sexual violence in the countries from which they have fled. This harmful and expensive practice is unnecessary and deprives people of their freedom, their dignity and is damaging to their mental health. This page provides links to various detention campaigns and organisations and to reports about detention in the UK. Please help us to keep this up to date by emailing email@example.com with news, reports and campaigns.
Latest Detention Posts from across the City of Sanctuary Network
New Social Media campaign: Unlocking Detention - 16th October to 22nd December
City of Sanctuary are members of the Detention Forum and encourage all our supporters to promote this year’s tour of…
"TANJA" - is back on the road with "Spaces of Sanctuary" Exhibition
Sanctuary in Arts awarded Stand and Be Counted (SBC) Theatre Company has secured funding from ACE for some work alongside…Posted by: Arts
Detention is violent, harmful and immoral – Right to Remain response to the BBC Panorama revelations
Below, we provide the response from Right to Remain to the BBC Panorama September 4th broadcast undercover footage filmed in…
NACCOM Annual Conference 15th September
All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees highlights difficulties faced by asylum seekers and refugees in settling in UK.
A new report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees has highlighted serious concerns about the difficulties faced by asylum seekers and refugees in settling in the UK- as reported by UK based human rights organisation ‘Right to Remain’.Posted by: Exeter
Get Involved: Calling on CoS Groups to Contact their MPs on Asylum Issues
Asylum Matters is calling on all City of Sanctuary groups to join up with other local groups working to support…
Wales Nation of Sanctuary Summary Report.
We are delighted to bring you the Nation of Sanctuary Event Summary on World Refugee Day.Posted by: Swansea
Stand and Be Counted at the Migration Matters Festival in Sheffield for Refugee Week 2017
SBC Theatre contributes three of their works as part of Migration Matters Festival in SheffieldPosted by: Arts
City of Sanctuary Charter launched at AGM
On Wednesday 5th July at the AGM, City of Sanctuary proudly launched its charter which crystallizes who and what we are, our values and principles and will guide us to reach our vision.
Refugees Welcome? APPG on Refugees Report on the experience of new refugees in the UK.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees reported last month after an investigation into the experience of new refugees in…