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Category: Immigration Removal Centres

Watch back: Risky business: detention decision-making during the pandemic

Hear from our speakers including the BID team, a former client, Zita Holbourne from BARAC & Dr Juliet Cohen from Freedom from Torture
28 Jan 2021

BID and 73 other organisations call for the urgent release of immigration detainees

BID has written a letter to the government calling for the release of everybody held in immigration detention, supported by 73 organisations.
15 Jan 2021

BID signs open letter along with over 31 other organisations demanding no return to normal

BID has signed an open letter to the UK immigration minister including 9 recommendations
10 Sep 2020

BID response to Home Office position paper against a time limit for detention

Our response to the Home Office's political position paper justifying its use of immigration detention.
2 Jul 2020

BID speaks to the Independent about the use of immigration detention during covid-19 travel ban

BID were asked to comment on the continued presence of hundreds of migrants in IRCs when there is no prospect of removal due to coronavirus travel ban
27 May 2020

Independent Inquiry into Brook House launches call for evidence

Inquiry investigating the mistreatment of detainees at Brook House IRC launches call for evidence. Read the full statement.
22 Apr 2020

BID volunteer Alice writes on the UK’s response to COVID-19 in immigration detention centres

Despite the Covid-19 risk, detention centres in the UK remain open. BID volunteer Alice compares the UK's response with other European countries.
21 Apr 2020

"Disposable lives" immigration detainees and COVID-19: BID's Rudy Schulkind writes for openDemocracy

Despite the health crisis, detention centres are still running. Rudy outlines how the plight of immigration detainees is highlighted during COVID-19.
14 Apr 2020

“Everyone is crying”: The tragedy of Yarl’s Wood

With International Women’s Day on Sunday, we take a look at Yarl’s Wood the UK’s only facility established to detain women for immigration purposes.
6 Mar 2020

"Serco: rewarding failure?" BID volunteer Alice writes for the Justice Gap

After years of scandals & abuse, Serco have been awarded £200m to run two IRCs. We ask how they can possibly be trusted with such vast responsibility.
25 Feb 2020

BID exposes Immigration Detention in Prisons at ‘Behind Locked Doors’

Watch clips and download the slides from ‘Behind Locked Doors’ our event is raising awareness about detention in prisons.
11 Feb 2020

Legal Advice Survey shows failings in access to justice for immigration detainees

Research published today based on the testimony of 90 people in detention gives rise to serious concerns about the quality of legal advice available.
6 Feb 2020

'Behind Locked Doors' event to be held 29 January 2020

Join us as we come together to expose the use of prisons for immigration purposes and conduct the BID Annual General Meeting
19 Dec 2019

Brook House investigation powers extended by high court judge

The high court has ruled that an investigation into systemic abuse at Brook House immigration removal centre must have the power to compel witnesses.
28 Jun 2019

Serious concerns raised about access to justice in immigration detention

Six-monthly survey reveals serious deficiencies in the quality of legal representation in immigration detention
29 May 2019

“Nothing Good Comes from Detention”: Shocking testimonies from detention

New research published by Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) exposes the full horror of people’s experience of immigration detention in the UK.
18 Apr 2019

“Careless and cavalier” Home Affairs Select Committee slams immigration detention

Home Affairs Select Committee slams immigration detention system and Home Office management of it as witnesses give compelling evidence.
21 Mar 2019

Hidden Histories: Yarl’s Wood and its captive women

Today on International Women’s Day, we take a look at Yarl’s Wood IRC the UK’s only facility established to detain women for immigration purposes.
8 Mar 2019
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