QCEA Child Immigration Detention in Europe

Here is a link to QCEA’s Sept 2018 report Child Immigration Detention in Europe: http://www.qcea.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/CID-report_2018.pdfExecutive summary:

This report explores aspects of child immigration detention in Europe. After briefly describing the legal framework and standards at international and European level, the report gives an overview of the situation in Europe by addressing three main questions:
• How many children are detained in the context of migration?
• What laws and policies regulate the practice?
• What are the existing alternatives to child immigration detention? Continue reading “QCEA Child Immigration Detention in Europe”

QUNO: The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

QUNO Geneva Reporter: Flawed diamond, not flawless pebble:
The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

This July, the United Nations (UN) concluded negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). We asked Laurel Townhead, our Representative for Human Rights & Refugees, to share her perspective on the landmark agreement. Read more:


Criticism of immigration detention process

Detention Forum: UK Detention in Focus

Home/Resources/Detention Facts/UK Detention in Focus

The UK Government has drawn criticism from regional and international bodies for its immigration detention policy and practice. Many of these bodies highlight the same concerns as the Detention Forum: the indefinite nature of immigration detention in the UK; the detention of vulnerable individuals and groups; the lack of robust, automatic judicial oversight; and insufficient attention to alternatives to detention… Read more

See also Detention Forum’s Resources page:


Government failing Dubs Amendment children

Independent: Government leaving child refugees stranded in Europe due to ‘failing’ relocation scheme, charities warn

Exclusive: Ministers accused of letting down ‘most vulnerable children in the world’ after it emerges youngsters classified as Dubs transfers already had right to be in UK Continue reading “Government failing Dubs Amendment children”

Detention Forum response to Home Secretary’s statement on the Shaw Review

The Detention Forum response to the Home Secretary’s statement on the Shaw Review

July 24th, 2018: Earlier today, Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, made a statement to the House of Commons on immigration detention and the second Stephen Shaw review. This independent review focuses on progress made by the Home Office since the publication of Shaw’s first report in 2016 which advised that the number of people detained be reduced “boldly and without delay”… (read more using the link above)

Westminster Hall debate on refugee homelessness

Asylum Matters: On Tuesday 17th July 2018 Kate Green MP was joined by MPs for a Westminster Hall Debate on refugee homelessness – full transcript available here. Unfortunately, a Home Office Minister was not present to answer the debate, and instead questions were presented to Nigel Adams, from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

The debate centred around the inadequate length of time provided by the 28-day grace period to secure a tenancy and income resulting in homelessness among newly granted refugees. Continue reading “Westminster Hall debate on refugee homelessness”