Category: Access to Justice

Join us for 'No More Detention Centres' at 7pm on 24th January

Book your free place to join us to learn about the proposed expansion of immigration detention in the UK and how we can resist it.
10 Jan 2023

Serious concerns about the quality of legal advice available in detention centres

Key findings from the Legal Advice Survey gives rise to serious concerns about the quality of legal advice available.
15 Dec 2022

Ignored in the dark: A sister’s account of “inhumane” treatment during Harmondsworth power cut

This powerful account from our client's sister lays bare the inhumane treatment people were subjected to during the power cut.
10 Nov 2022

"A complete lack of humanity" Pro bono barrister Isaac on why he represents BID's clients

For pro bono week 2022, barrister Isaac Ricca-Richardson reflects on why he volunteers his time to advocate for BID's clients.
8 Nov 2022

BID challenges Home Office over access to justice failure at Manston asylum centre

BID has sent a pre-action letter to the Home Office challenging their failure to provide access to justice for people held at Manston asylum centre.
7 Nov 2022

Help transform our ‘How To Get Out of Detention’ guide

Help us create an accessible version of this crucial resource.
3 Nov 2022

BID's film 'I Need Air' selected for Three Film Festivals

Film documenting the experience of detention in prison will be shown on the big screen to audiences around the UK.
3 Nov 2022

Film documents Omar's experience of being locked in a cell for 22-23 hours a day for over a year

Watch “I need air” a short documentary by Omar, Yasmine Jessy Amar & Bail for Immigration Detainees.
31 Aug 2022

BID launches project to help asylum seekers facing deportation to Rwanda apply for immigration bail

In response to the government’s inhumane Rwanda policy, this project will help asylum seekers facing deportation to Rwanda apply for immigration bail.
11 Aug 2022

HMIP inspection of Colnbrook demonstrates appalling failings

Report demonstrates multiple failings in a centre where many people facing removal to Rwanda are now held.
11 Jul 2022

What is GPS tagging & how does it affect people's lives?

BID's Rudy Schulkind explains in this short video.
5 Jul 2022

Harmful & discriminatory: The lack of face-to-face legal advice for women at Derwentside IRC

On International Women's Day Agnes & Gemma from Women for Refugee Women expose the realities faced by women locked up at Derwentside IRC.
8 Mar 2022

BID & Medical Justice Respond to the Prisons Strategy White Paper

Read BID & Medical Justice's Response to the Prisons Strategy White Paper.
9 Feb 2022

Eight reasons why the Home Office can't be trusted with more power

The Nationality & Borders Bill is making its way through the House of Lords but the Home Office can't be trusted with more power.
27 Jan 2022

New research: ​"Every day is like torture": Solitary confinement & Immigration detention

New research documents the devastating impact upon immigration detainees in prisons of conditions amounting to indefinite solitary confinement.
8 Jul 2021

Legal Advice in Detention - A 10 Year Review

A decade of data exposes multiple and compounding barriers to justice faced by people in detention.
4 Feb 2021

BID’s evidence to the Independent Review of Administrative Law

Read BID's submissions on the future of judicial review & the future of legal aid
12 Nov 2020

“Life after Detention” BID volunteer Charlotte writes for the Justice Gap

Three stories reflecting an immigration system that inflicts so much harm with such little compassion
28 May 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 signs Runnymede Trust’s Open Letter 'Windrush: 10 urgent recommendations'

BID joins organisations urging the government to implement 10 recommendations following the Windrush Review.
14 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

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

BID & Medical Justice submit evidence to the United Nations ICCPR review of the UK

BID & Medical Justice lay out urgently needed reforms in their joint submission to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
14 Jan 2020

Plans to rip-up Human Rights and Judicial Review and why they must be resisted

​Today on #HumanRightsDay we raise the alarm about threats to the Human Rights Act and Judicial Review
10 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

Exploring calls for time limits on immigration detention

BID trustee Kezia Tobin discusses the recent calls for time limits on immigration detention.
17 Jun 2019

BID’s longest-serving client: Detained for two years and ‘no risk of offending’

BID Director Celia Clarke writes for the Justice Gap after one of our tweets captured the public's attention.
6 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

How the UK government detains and deports parents

Today on International Day of Families, our Legal Manager Nick explains how the Home Office fails families by detaining and deporting parents.
15 May 2019

BID's Celia Clarke comments on the separation of families in the Independent

BID's comment on the case of a woman facing deportation, despite having two British children who would have to be taken into care as a result.
23 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
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