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 protected] with news, reports and campaigns.
Latest Detention Posts from across the City of Sanctuary Network
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…
Interviewees needed for new study on migrant women’s experiences of antenatal care during detention
Bradford University Health Studies Department of Sanctuary has an MSc student undertaking a study ‘What are migrant women’s experiences of…Posted by: Maternity
Sanctuary in the Senedd 2016.
This event brought together around 150 people including Assembly Members to listen to powerful refugee testimony on several devolved issues including housing,…Posted by: Swansea
Sanctuary in Parliament - the vision we dared to dream - Craig Barnett
It was extraordinary to be at the Sanctuary in Parliament event this week, eleven years after Inderjit Bhogal and I…Posted by: City of Sanctuary Blog
Sanctuary on Sea goes to Parliament to stand up for the right to asylum
Caroline Lucas meeting Sanctuary on Sea groupPosted by: Brighton and Hove
Speak up for Dianne!
Dianne Ngoza is a member of Manchester City of Sanctuary and due to be deported next Wednesday – please speak out against this!Posted by: Bolton
Unlocking Detention 2016 starts Monday 10 October
“I knew nothing about this. I didn’t know about detention” “The first time I found out about detention was when the…
New report on alternatives to detention
We welcome the new report from Detention Action, Without Detention: Opportunities for Alternatives, which outlines how the use of detention…
Tanja - an impassioned play about detention in the UK
‘TANJA’ is an impassioned call to arms, a play and a campaign. “Tanja” blends spoken word, drama, dance, puppetry, live…Posted by: Arts
Unlocking Immigration Detention:Posted by: Swansea