Archive for the ‘petitions’ Category

Ending child detention – the most achievable human rights goal?

TOM SANDERSON, THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN THE ICHRP BLOG ON 28 NOVEMBER 2011 Human rights issues are notoriously controversial. Debates rage around numerous issues, not least the validity and universality of human rights themselves. However, the detention of children for immigration purposes stands out as one human rights issue for which there is a […]

Miep Gies: The courage to resist injustice

News of the death of Miep Gies reminds us that an ordinary Dutch family summoned extraordinary courage to shield German refugees, the Franks, from the Gestapo. Until the Nazis invaded Holland, Anne Frank’s family had been able to find work and safety in their adoptive country. If they had fled to present day Britain, the […]

Leading London Refugee Community Organisation Holds Vigil Against Child Detention

The Shpresa Programme – a charity for Albanian-speaking refugees, asylum seekers and migrants was joined by its members, friends and supporters for a candlelit vigil on behalf of children in detention over the Christmas period. The vigil which was held at the Lifeline Community Church in Dagenham, Essex is part of the End Child Detention Now campaign. […]

Paddington Goes to No10 with children’s stop detention petition

Jeremy Corbyn MP for Islington North (second from right) joined with ECDN coordinator Esme Madill and Lulji Nuzi, Director of the Shpresa Programme  and a group of young former refugees from Kosovo in presenting 200 hand prints made by refugee children all across North London together with many signatures collected by supporters of the campaign […]