Archive for June 2010

Campaign to save Refugee & Migrant Justice fails

Refugee and Migrant Justice administration – update RMJ’s final release: Refugee and Migrant Justice is saddened to announced that a last-minute rescue plan to save the organisation has not succeeded. After launching an emergency appeal for funds, £76,525 was pledged by members of the public within a 24 hour period and a number of charitable […]

Highlights of York Refugee Week

This year York Refugee Week focussed on the campaign to end child detention and the plight of children forced to leave their homes and to seek sanctuary in other countries. Events included a picnic, photography exhibitions, an exhibition opened by Margaret Sentamu (wife of the Archbishop of York) at York Minster, a film night. BBC […]

24 Hours to Save Migrant Justice – Your Help is Urgently Needed

ECDN is backing this urgent appeal from Refugee and Migrant Justice – Don’t allow this lifeline for hundreds of vulnerable asylum seeking children to be lost. For many refugee families this is a life and death cause. Pledge your support now! If you would be prepared to donate some funds, however small to help save […]

Refugee and Migrant Justice goes into administration

The largest specialist provider of advice and representation to asylum seekers and migrants in need of protection  in the UK faces closure due to a government imposed cash-flow crisis. End Child Detention Now is shocked and saddened to learn that Refugee and Migrant Justice, despite an impressive public campaign, is to go into administration because […]

Release Carnival protesters pledge to keep pressure on government to end child detention

Children from Shpresa march on Downing Street. Hundreds turned out in the warm sunshine on Saturday June 5th to hear speakers from Citizens for Sanctuary, Outcry!, Refugee and Migrant Justice, No-One is Illegal, Medical Justice, End Child Detention Now and former detainees urge the government to make good on its pledge to end child detention, […]

Don’t replace child detention with enforced separation

New immigration plans will end child detention but we should be wary of substituting one form of state abuse with another. Simon Parker, Comment is Free, The Guardian, Friday 28 May 2010. The announcement in Tuesday’s Queen’s speech that along with a cap on non-EU immigration, the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat government no longer intends to […]