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As many as 1 in 4 people held in immigration detention have never had legal representation during their detention, according to research published today [Tuesday 15th March]by Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID). BID, a charity that provides support for people...
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Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) has succeeded in persuading the HO to reverse its decision to redact particular parts of its Country Returns Documentation Guide. Having initially refused to release the full document in response to a Freedom of Information...
As the Government launches its new Immigration Bill, Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) today published its latest report that analyses the impact that cuts to legal aid have had on families. Rough Justice: Children and Families affected by the 2013 legal aid...
As many as half of all detainees may not have access to legal representation, according to BID’s latest legal advice survey. The tenth edition of BID’s six-monthly survey, carried out in May this year, spoke to 136 people currently detained under Immigration Act...
Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) welcomes Yvette Cooper’s announcement that the Labour Party would introduce a time limit on immigration detention. We agree with Yvette Cooper that detention “can be deeply scarring”. Adeline Trude of BID said: “A time limit...
Prison efficiency savings and more restricted regimes: bad news for immigration detainees held in prison estate
The House of Commons Justice Committee today published the report of its year-long inquiry into the impact of the Government’s programme of reforms and efficiency savings across the prison estate , concluding that the combination of estate modernisation and re-...
Article by BID for the IMB Independent Monitor on access to justice for immigration detainees held in prison estate
In a report for the Association of Members of Independent Monitoring Boards (AMIMB) March 2015 edition of Independent Monitor, Research & Policy manager Dr Adeline Trude shares BID's concerns about the "multiple, systemic, and compounding barriers to accessing...
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Parliament’s Justice Committee has published a damning report , which finds that the Government has ‘limited access to justice for some of those who need legal aid the most.’