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Immigration detainees with a conviction may still be within their Licence period while they are being detained. A standard condition of their Licence will be that any address where they propose to live if released must be approved by probation.
Government's proposed changes to legal aid threaten children’s access to justice - letter to The Daily Telegraph
Twenty seven organisations, including BID, have written to the Daily Telegraph to outline the harm which further cuts to legal aid would cause to children and young people.
A matter of days after sweeping cuts to legal aid were introduced in April 2013, the Ministry of Justice published details of further proposed reforms to legal aid in the consultation document ‘Transforming Legal Aid’.
BID has put together a factsheet for people in detention called ‘Immigration appeals including deportation: The Home Office has refused me permission to stay in the UK. Can I appeal their decision?’
The first UK study of its kind, published by BID today, examines the cases of 111 parents who were separated from 200 children by immigration detention.
The Legal Aid Authority (LAA), has just released the rotas for legal aid providers attending legal advice surgeries in immigration removal centres for the period April 2013 to March 2014.
ECtHR judgment in Abdi, BID intervened. Finding of Art 5 breach, real though limited compensation for unlawful detention
BID welcomes the Court’s finding that there has been a violation of Article 5 (1) of the Convention in this immigration detention case.
Foreign national offenders - government response to consultation on draft CPS code of practice on adult conditional cautions
In 2012 the Ministry of Justice published a consultation paper inviting comments on the new adult Code of Practice for Conditional Cautions drafted to support changes to the provisions on conditional cautions in the Criminal Justice Act 2003.
Parliamentary launch of BID's new report: 'Fractured childhoods: the separation of migrant families'
The removal of migrants from the UK is high on the news agenda. However, inflammatory rhetoric often hides the very real harm which can be caused to children when families are split by immigration control. Join us for the launch of a ground-breaking report and hear...
Totally ignored: foreign national offenders and the introduction of a Payment by Results system for rehabilitation work
At the end of February BID submitted its response to the Ministry of Justice consultation ‘Transforming Rehabilitation: a revolution in the way we manage offenders’.