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
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…
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