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  • BID produces new Factsheet based on Kiarie & Byndloss judgment

    21/06/2017

    As a result of the recent Supreme Court judgment in Kiarie & Byndloss ( https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/docs/uksc-2016-0009-judgment.pdf ) 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.

    14/06/2017

    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

    12/06/2017

    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

    18/05/2017

    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

    15/05/2017

    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

    16/03/2017

    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”

    10/03/2017

    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

    23/02/2017

    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...

  • Thank you

    23/02/2017

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  • Bach to the Beatles

    23/02/2017

    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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