Cross-party group of MPs and Peers

recommend time limit on detention group of MPs and Peers

GMT 14:33 Wednesday ,04 March 2015

 Migrant Voice - recommend time limit on detention group of MPs and Peers

Jaewon Shin

On the 3rd of March 2015, MPs and Peers came together to launch the official Report of the Inquiry into the use of Immigration Detention in the UK. The event as well as the inquiry was organised by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Migration and the APPG on Refugees. Also in attendance were psychologists, the Chief Inspector of Prisons, NGO representatives, former detainees to provide key witness testimony, and many others.

The 73-page report was the result of joint-party efforts to research the conditions of detention centers in the UK and to address the problematic practice of indefinite detention. At the heart of the Report was a list of recommendations establishing a 28-day limit on the length of time anyone can be held in custody, creating "community-based resolutions," ensuring the shortest possible time in detention and only in cases effecting removal, and imploring the government to utilise alternatives across the UK. The Report can be accessed here: http://detentioninquiry.com/2015/03/03/time-for-a-time-limit-parliamentarians-call-for-a-28-day-maximum-time-limit-on-immigration-detention-to-be-introduced/

 
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