Archive for July 2010

Yarl’s Wood is the Moral Outrage

Writing in The Guardian on Friday 23 July 2010, Phil Shiner and Daniel Carey from Public Interest Lawyers explain why the closure of the family wing at Yarl’s Wood is only a step towards a more humane asylum policy. The deputy prime minister’s announcement to parliament that the family wing at Yarl’s Wood immigration removal [...]

Rethinking Ayslum

Colin Firth Re-posted from OpenDemocracy 15 July 2010 As the Coalition government reappraises how the UK treats those who seek sanctuary within its borders, OurKingdom publishes an article by actor Colin Firth based on his submission to the Home Office Review into Ending the Detention of Children for Immigration Purposes. Last month, at a Citizens [...]

ECDN addresses General Synod Meeting on the Child Detention Review

Address to the Fringe Meeting of the General Synod’s Mission and Public Affairs Council on Child Immigration Detention with End Child Detention Now and the Children’s Society, York, 10 July 2010. Esme Madill on behalf of End Child Detention Now. Thank you very much for inviting us here today. End Child Detention Now welcomes the [...]

End Child Detention Now calls for permanent halt to detention in government review

Immigration Minister Damian Green’s invitation to submit evidence to the government’s review of child immigration detention ended on 1 July 2010. End Child Detention Now’s submission can be read in full here. Please visit the Review page for submissions from other organisations and concerned individuals – more will be added as we receive them.   [...]

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