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.

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.

"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.

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

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.
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