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Human Rights Committee inquiry into the Windrush generation

17 May 2018

Pierre Makhlouf, BID's assistant director, provided evidence on detention on the Human Rights Committee's inquiry into the Windrush generation.

Home Affairs Committee Inquiry into Immigration Detention

20 March 2018

One of BID’s legal managers, Tom Nunn gave evidence to the Home Affairs Committee inquiry into immigration detention in Yarl’s Wood and Morton Hall on Tuesday 20th March 2018. 

Submission from BID to the HASC Immigration policy: principles for building consensus inquiry

17 November 2017

Parliament’s Home Affairs Select Committee is holding an inquiry into Immigration policy: principles for building consensus. We note the general questions that are posed by the Committee, but would emphasise that any debate around immigration must pay heed to enforcement issues. As we explain, the impact of enforcement measures on British people – as well as migrants – is already extensive, and enforcement cannot be separated from the economic and social issues connected with immigration.

Submission from BID to the HASC inquiry into the delivery of Brexit : Immigration

17 November 2017

Parliament’s Home Affairs Select Committee is holding an inquiry into the delivery of Brexit: Immigration. BID's submission focuses primarily on the enforcement issues related to immigration that are the major focus of BID’s work.

Submission from BID to the Home Affairs Select Committee in the wake of the Panorama programme

18 October 2017

Parliament’s Home Affairs Select Committee held an inquiry following the Panorama programme on Brook House Immigration Removal Centre.  BID provided a written submission highlighting key concerns about immigration detention generally.

Submission to Tribunal Procedures Committee Consultation

18 May 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.

Government response to consultation on draft CPS code of practice on adult conditional cautions​

2 April 2013

Foreign national offenders - government response to consultation on draft CPS code of practice on adult conditional cautions

Foreign national offenders and the introduction of a Payment by Results system for rehab work

15 March 2013

Totally ignored: foreign national offenders and the introduction of a Payment by Results system for rehabilitation work

New UKBA guidance 'Standard paragraphs for bail summaries' December 2012

18 December 2012

UKBA has published brand new guidance for Criminal Casework Directorate caseowners on the standard paragraphs available for use in bail summaries.

BID submission on foreign offender conditional cautions​

6 November 2012

Ministry of Justice consultation on code of practice for adult conditional cautions - BID submission on foreign offender conditional cautions

Mental health crisis in immigration detention - BID and AVID launch a new briefing

1 June 2012

The Mental Health in Immigration Detention Project (MHIDP) is a policy initiative which aims to secure the humane and lawful treatment of immigration detainees. It is a joint project by the Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees (AVID) and Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID). 

BID raises concerns about new HMIP approach to immigration detention inspections

16 April 2012

BID responded in detail recently to HM Inspectorate of Prison's consultation on revised immigration detention inspection expectations.  In addition to detailed comments against all changes to inspection expectations and a number of recommendations, BID also expressed concern about the new approach to inspection outlined by the Chief Inspector, Nick Hardwicke. 

Discriminatory attempt to use criminal justice provision to effect LASPO

1 March 2012

Discriminatory attempt to use criminal justice provision to effect immigration control in Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Bill

ILPA & BID joint response to consultation on new bail guidance for immigration judges

12 December 2011

BID and the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA) have submitted a detailed response to the request for comments on the latest bail guidance for immigration judges from the President of the First Tier Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber.  

Judgment handed down on unlawful detention of mother separated from her children

19 April 2011

Based on extensive experience with families separated by immigration detention, BID provided a witness statement to the court in this case.

OutCry! response to Nick Clegg's announcement on the detention of children

16 December 2010

The OutCry! campaign is delighted that Nick Clegg has set out a timetable to end the abhorrent practice of detaining children in removal centres.  We particularly welcome the immediate closure of the family unit at Yarl's Wood. The government is to be commended for taking seriously the need to put children's welfare at the centre of the asylum process.

Detention in the United Kingdom

1 June 2003

Detailed information on detention centres in the UK, adapted and updated from information provided to the Brussels conference on 5/6 February 03.

Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) is a registered Charity No. 1077187. Registered in England as a Limited Company No. 03803669. Accredited by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner Ref. No. N200100147. We are a member of the Fundraising Regulator, committed to best practice in fundraising and follow the standards for fundraising as set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice.
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