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Immigration Detention in the UK: children and vulnerable people

Thursday 22 May, 1pm
G108, 20 Kingsway

Detention of immigrants in the UK is administrative, without statutory limit, and those held are not accused of any crime. Asylum seekers and migrants, children and vulnerable people, including torture survivors and the physically and mentally ill, can be detained at any stage of their claim to remain in the UK.

A seminar on Immigration Detention in the UK with speakers from the charity Bail for Immigration Detainees (BIS) will be held at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Thursday 22 May.

The seminar will explore the present use of detention and consider the wider impact of an arbitrary use of detention.

Bail for Immigration Detainees is a London based charity set up in 1998 to provide free dedicated bail service to asylum seekers and migrants detained by the Immigration Service. BID has obtained the release of over 500 detainees since its inception. In addition to casework, BID also conducts policy work, research and awareness-raising about detention policy and practice. In 2001, BID was awarded the Liberty/Justice Human Rights Award.

This event, organised by the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE, is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press ticket, please contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

16 May 2003

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