A new report commissioned by the Bar Council regarding immigration detention, demonstrates that the system operates in a wholly unfair way. In the last 3 years, an average of 30,000 people have been detained each year under immigration detention. This is often from poor decision-making and lack of accountability from the Home Office.
The detainees are being held in detention centres which are built to category 3 prison conditions, in inhumane and degrading situations. The statutory framework to manage detention is flawed and there are inadequate routes to challenge the decision to detain. Many detainees develop mental health and physical health issues during their time in detention. One unique part of detention in centres across the UK is that there is no time limit.
This short documentary created by the Bar Council and based on interviews with solicitors, immigration judges and our own barrister Mr Noor, highlights the problems that are faced in detention within the immigration detention centres throughout the UK.
To watch the video, please click here.