Abuse in Brook House: Freed Voices open letter

Freed Voices

Freed Voices. Together we have lost over 20 years of our lives to detention in the UK. Last night’s Panorama, “Undercover: Britain’s Immigration Secrets“, showed horrific scenes of abuse and mistreatment of people in detention. This is something anyone who has been detained can relate to. Sadly, it is neither unique nor isolated – it is routine… Read more »


Right to Remain response to the BBC Panorama revelations

brook house panorama

Detention is violent, harmful and immoral By Right to Remain Tonight, BBC Panorama broadcast undercover footage filmed in Brook House detention centre.  The footage was extremely upsetting – showing staff verbally abusing people in detention in very vulnerable situations, and reporting their own physically abusive behaviour.   The programme showed just how dehumanising detention is –… Read more »


Brook House G4S staff abuse allegations

Brook House

The Detention Forum has issued a statement in response to the news of G4S suspending its staff as part of abuse investigation. ‘We welcome the news that G4S has suspended nine staff members who are being investigated over allegations of abuse. We understand that this action was triggered by BBC Panorama’s undercover documentary which will… Read more »


Legal challenge to detention of homeless Europeans

European nationals who become homeless in the UK are being rounded up for detention and deportation. The Public Interest Law Unit, along with NELMA, are bringing a judicial review against a Home Office policy seeking to remove EEA Nationals for rough sleeping. They need donations to pay for legal costs for this important case. The… Read more »


These Walls Must Fall: Sheffield

Migration Matters

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