PRESS RELEASE: New research published by BID

29 May 2020
Research reveals serious failings in Home Office detention decision-making during COVID-19 pandemic

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

28 May 2020
Three stories reflecting an immigration system that inflicts so much harm with such little compassion

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

27 May 2020
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

Watch our panel discuss Wendy Williams’ Windrush Lessons Learned Review

19 May 2020
Watch our panel Anthony Bryan & his partner Janet, Amelia Gentleman, David Lammy MP, Maya Goodfellow, Dr Omar Khan & BID’s Rudy Schulkind

Panel Event 7th May : 'Windrush: Decades of Failure'

1 May 2020
Join us on the 7th May to hear from our expert panel including David Lammy, Amelia Gentleman, Maya Goodfellow, Dr Omar Khan and BID’s Rudy Schulkind

Independent Inquiry into Brook House launches call for evidence

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

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

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

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

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

BID signs Runnymede Trust’s Open Letter 'Windrush: 10 urgent recommendations'

14 April 2020
BID joins organisations urging the government to implement 10 recommendations following the Windrush Review.

Help us demand the release of all immigration detainees amid public health crisis

8 April 2020
As the Covid-19 threat intensifies we need your help to get people out of detention.

Council of Europe Commissioner calls for the release of Immigration Detainees amid Covid-19 Crisis

31 March 2020
Human Rights Commissioner Dunja Mijatović calls for release of immigration detainees while Covid-19 crisis continues.

BID COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

18 March 2020
These are unprecedented times & we're working as best as we can to deliver our vital work while keeping our clients, volunteers and staff safe.

BID joins 10 organisations calling for release of immigration detainees due to Coronavirus threat

15 March 2020
We urge the government to act immediately to prevent a full-scale crisis in immigration detention

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

6 March 2020
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.

BID welcomes Supreme Court's landmark ruling in DN (Rwanda)

26 February 2020
The Supreme Court has today unanimously allowed DN (Rwanda)’s appeal in which BID intervened.

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

25 February 2020
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.

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

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

Statement by Bail for Immigration Detainees on the upcoming charter flight to Jamaica

6 February 2020
Of the 50 people who are scheduled to be deported on the charter flight to Jamaica next week 5 are BID clients. Read our full statement.

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

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

​Lowkey added to speakers for “Behind Locked Doors: Immigration Detention in Prisons Exposed”

21 January 2020
Rapper and campaigner Lowkey completes the speaker line-up for “Behind Locked Doors" on the 29th January 2020
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