News, features and commentary

  • BID produces new Factsheet based on Kiarie & Byndloss judgment


    As a result of the recent Supreme Court judgment in Kiarie & Byndloss ( ) in which BID intervened, we have produced a new Factsheet for individuals facing deportation whose deportation appeals...

  • BID response to Supreme Court judgment on out-of-country appeals in the case of Kiarie & Byndloss.


    The Government's system of certifying human rights claims so that they can only be appealed from abroad has been ruled to be unlawful in a major judgment from the Supreme Court today. The court found that forcing people to mount their appeals from abroad in...

  • Legal Advice for Foreign Nationals a lottery – BID


    New research published today by the charity Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) shows that access to legal advice for people detained under immigration powers remains at a critically low level. BID’s latest Legal Advice Survey shows that just two-thirds of...

  • BID’s submission to the President of the FTT on changes to the bail regime arising from the Immigration Act 2016


    BID’s submission in response to new bail forms and the note of the President of the First-tier Tribunal on changes to the bail regime arising from the Immigration Act 2016.

  • BID's Refugee Week Pub Quiz


    Question: What’s the best way to spend a Thursday evening? Answer: Attending BID's pub quiz! We'd like to invite you to: BID's Refugee Week Pub Quiz The Blacksmith and the Toffeemaker 292-294 St John St, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4PA Join us on Thursday 22nd June...

  • Join Team BID


    Join our team on Monday 22nd May on the London Legal Walk to raise awareness and vital funding for our legal work with immigration detainees. A 10 km walk through London, this year with two routes: a 10 km park route or a 10 km river route! Last year 10,000 people...

  • “The shortest possible time, and to effect removal”


    BID’s Policy and Research Manager, John Hopgood, takes a look at the numbers that belie the government’s policy on detention. There are two sides to every argument. Organisations like BID – who campaign to see an end to the use of administrative, indefinite...

  • Detention of EU Nationals at record high – BID


    The government’s latest immigration statistics, released this morning, show that detention of EU nationals hit an all-time high during the last three months of 2016. In total, 1,269 EU nationals entered detention between October and December. EU nationals now make...

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  • Bach to the Beatles


    BID has been offered a wonderful opportunity to be an official charity of London’s biggest Choral Event by the Brandenburg Choral Festival . Join us to hear some fantastic music and raising money for us at the same time. Join BID and the Brandenburg Choral Festival...


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