ECHR finds vulnerable Zimbabwean national unlawfully detained by Home Office

European Court of Human Rights

By Rebeccca Carr, published by Free Movement. In a recent decision from Strasbourg, the European Court of Human Rights has found the UK Home Office unlawfully detained a Zimbabwean national. The Court found that the UK authorities had failed to act with sufficient “due diligence” in progressing the Applicant’s case, leading to him being detained… Read more »


These Walls Must Fall: Sheffield

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Right to Remain took These Walls Must Fall to Sheffield’s fabulous Migration Matters festival last week, as part of a two-part workshop, looking firstly at navigating the UK’s asylum system (based on the Right to Remain Toolkit) and then at an issue that affects all people seeking the right to remain in the UK: immigration… Read more »


Election Time…

What will the next Government do about immigration detention?  Who is going to be your next MP?  Ask your parliamentary candidates if they agree it’s #Time4aTimeLimit! The General Election is going to take place on 8 June 2017. This is an opportunity to ask those who are standing in this election their views on immigration detention,… Read more »


A polite revolution

What makes people start caring about an issue? And what makes people go beyond just caring to doing something about it? These were some of the questions considered during a These Walls Must Fall workshop in Manchester this week, with campaigners from asylum-seeking and other migrant backgrounds. How many people would date their political awakening… Read more »


Liverpool

Plans are afoot in Liverpool to get the These Walls Must Fall campaign rolling. If you want to get involved, get in touch… email us


Manchester says: These walls must fall

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On Monday 20 February as part of the One Day Without Us national day of migrant solidarity, over 100 people gathered in Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens for two events. The gatherings were organised by Right to Remain with local migrant groups including United For Change and Manchester Migrant Solidarity, under the campaign banner of These Walls… Read more »


“We are the people who can change everything”: detention has met its match

Right to Remain’s double-bill of Manchester detention workshops seemed to, inadvertently, involve very inauspicious timings.  The first workshop in the series, on preparing in case of immigration detention, was on the day that local activist Dianne Ngoza was detained at Dallas Court (the Home Office reporting centre in Salford). Dianne is very well connected and an active… Read more »


Preparing in case of detention

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Detention generally happens very suddenly. That’s why it’s so important to be prepared. The Right to Remain Toolkit contains important information about preparing in case of detention, and they’ve been taking this information out on tour, running workshops across the UK, and hearing from groups who use these methods, on how it works best in… Read more »


Manchester lessons

If you are at risk of detention, it’s really important to be prepared. There are many things you can think about and get ready in case the worst happens to you. One of the most important aspects of this is having a system in place with other people, so that if you are detained, people… Read more »


Shaw Review: detention of vulnerable people ‘an affront to civilised values’

Re-blogged – originally published by Detention Action on January 15th, 2016  Home Secretary’s own review finds immigration detention of vulnerable people ‘an affront to civilised values’ The Shaw Review, commissioned by the Home Secretary Theresa May, has found a catalogue of deep flaws in the identification and treatment of vulnerable migrants.  Theresa May initiated the… Read more »