Weekly Roundup of Refugee News 2.3.21
This week sees a whole range of asylum and refugee stories from across the world. There are more revelations about the Covid outbreak at the Napier Barracks, as well as a story of unsuitable asylum accommodation.and sexual harassment […]
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March
04
2021
Author
Dave Smith
Weekly Roundup of Refugee and Migrant News 15/1/21
This week's news includes criticism of the current 'Hostile Environment' for refugees and migrants in the UK, as well as news of a detention centre temporarily closing due to Covid and a rescue of migrants off the coast of Albania.
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January
15
2021
Author
Dave Smith
Roundup of Refugee News over Christmas and New Year
This week's roundup covers two weeks of national and international refugee stories up to January 6th.
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January
07
2021
Author
Dave Smith
GCP launches new resource pack, including film of refugee stories.
Govan Community Project in Glasgow (GCP) have just launched an excellent educational media resource pack entitled 'We Journey Together'.
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December
18
2020
Author
Dave Smith
Faith Leaders and NGOs urge Government not to evict Asylum Seekers
Refugee organisations and faith leaders have written to the government to urge them to reverse the decision of the Home Office to evict refused asylum seekers onto the streets in the middle of a pandemic.
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October
08
2020
Author
Dave Smith
National Refugee Prayer Hour to become a regular event
In June the first National Refugee Prayer Hour took place via Zoom. The event was so successful that the organisers have decided to make it a regular event.
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August
28
2020
Author
Dave Smith
JRS publishes Report on the Impact of Immigration Detention
The Jesuit Refugee Service has brought out a damning report of the impact of immigration detention in the UK, entitled 'Detained and Dehumanised: The impact of immigration detention’.
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July
02
2020
Author
Dave Smith
New Report highlights Systemic Failings in the Immigration Bail system
The Bail Observation Project have released a new report, based on 12 law students watching 55 bail hearings at Taylor House over six months.
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October
22
2019
Author
Dave Smith
Shocking Investigation reveals the Truth about Immigration Detention
A survey of almost 200 detainees in UK detention centres has been published in the Guardian. It showed that over half the detainees were defined as an “adult at risk” - which means they should only be lawfully detained in extreme cases..
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October
10
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Second Shaw Report on Immigration Detention published
Two years after the initial Shaw report exposed the many failings of the immigration detention system, the second report indicates that, despite some improvements, there are still significant problems.
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August
09
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Inspector finds 'Significant Failings' at Harmondsworth IRC
Harmondsworth immigration removal centre (IRC) at Heathrow, holding large numbers of men with mental health problems in prison-like conditions, continued to show “considerable failings” in safety and respect for detainees, according […]
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April
09
2018
Author
Dave Smith
BID launches legal action against G4S
BID (Bail for Immigration Detainees) are seeking to have a legal ruling that would designate G4S a ‘High Risk’ strategic supplier. This would make it harder for the government to award G4S future contracts.
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February
22
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Immigration Judges Criticise Detention System
A recently published Bar Council Report, 'Injustice in Immigration Detention', shows heavy criticism by Immigration Judges of extensive failings in the UK detention system.
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December
06
2017
Author
Dave Smith
Torture Victims wrongly imprisoned
Hundreds of victims of torture have been wrongly locked up in immigration detention centres, a high court judge has ruled, following a challenge by seven survivors of serious abuse.
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October
10
2017
Author
Diane Taylor (The Guardian)

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