"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

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

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

Six ways to help BID in 2020

7 January 2020
In the wake of the general election, we have our work cut out for us this year. Here is how you can help.

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

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

BID 2019 Annual Report Published

17 December 2019
With your support, we supported over 4,000 people to fight for their liberty last year. Read more in our Annual Report.

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

10 December 2019
​Today on #HumanRightsDay we raise the alarm about threats to the Human Rights Act and Judicial Review

BID’s ECF project wins “Best New Pro Bono Activity” in the Law Works Pro-Bono Awards 2019

4 December 2019
BID’s Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) Project has been awarded “Best New Pro Bono Activity” in the Law Works Pro-Bono Awards 2019.

Donate to our Christmas appeal to help reunite families

28 November 2019
This time last year Isaac was detained. With our support he was released in time to spend Christmas with his family. Help us reunite more families.

Why I volunteer for BiD as an advocate

20 November 2019
If representing people in court on legal aid is financially difficult enough, doing so on a pro bono basis is a huge strain. Why do I do it?

Passionate about liberty and justice? Join our Board of Trustees

12 November 2019
We are looking for people to join our Board of Trustees, helping to shape our future plans and strategy.

​BID’s Exceptional Case Funding Project shortlisted for Pro-Bono Awards 2019

7 November 2019
BID’s Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) Project has been shortlisted for “Best New Pro Bono Activity” in the Law Works Pro-Bono Awards 2019.

‘BID is the only option for many people in immigration detention’: My year volunteering at BID

31 October 2019
As we prepare to say goodbye to volunteers Isabel and Frank we caught up with them about their experiences.

BID speaks to the Independent about how the government detain hundreds of trafficking victims

24 October 2019
BID were asked to comment after the Home Office were forced to pay compensation to a victim of modern slavery for their unlawful detention.

On anti-slavery day we call upon the government to stop detaining victims of trafficking

18 October 2019
The UK government continues to detain victims of trafficking in their hundreds, despite the harm it causes.

Mother and son join BID’s team to Walk the Thames and #GoTheDistance for Detainees

9 October 2019
On the 19th October BID’s team of 6 volunteers will #WalktheThames to raise money for BID’s vital work.

Anti-Birthday campaign raises thousands to #EndDetention

8 October 2019
BID’s legal advice services receive a welcome boost in funding thanks to the generosity of donors to the campaign.
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