Kenny Peter’s inquest points to asylum failures

5 October 2006

On 15 September, an inquest found that yet another asylum seeker had taken his life in detention. Unusually, in such cases, in addition to a self-harm verdict, the jury also listed the numerous ways in which the system, supposed to care for vulnerable detainees, had failed to do so.

Asylum and Immigration Legal Advice at Risk

4 October 2006

A wide-ranging review of all areas of legal aid is currently taking place.[1] As part of this review, the Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) has announced proposals to change how publicly-funded immigration and asylum legal advice is provided.[2] The Legal Services Commission (LSC) is running a consultation on these proposals, which ends on 12 October.

Asylum children: Jailed at birth

29 July 2006

They are the forgotten victims of Britain's asylum system: babies born behind bars and locked up in detention centres.

Leading UK Lawyers Petition US Appeal Court Re Racism in Case of Death Row Journalist

18 July 2006

Press Conference, 19 July, 2006, 6.30pm Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LS.

Alternatives to immigration detention of families and children

1 July 2006

Alternatives to immigration detention of families and children

‘No place for a child’: A campaign to free children in detention

4 May 2006

A major campaign is underway to generate public and parliamentary support to free the 2,000 children detained in the UK each year for immigration purposes.

'Prison culture' at asylum centre

16 April 2006

The chief inspector of prisons says an asylum detention centre is in a "disgraceful state" despite a critical report demanding change.

More than 2,000 children of asylum-seekers detained

27 March 2006

More than 2,000 children of asylum-seekers are locked up every year, leaving them suffering depression, nightmares and eating problems, a coalition of campaign groups has warned.

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