“Slow, unfair and expensive to run. . .” The crisis of immigration detention within the UK


“Unaccountable, arbitrary, indefinite detention is a human rights abuse and a cruel anomaly in our system. I urge MPs on all sides to use their strength to end it”[i] Harriet Harman MP Immigration detention is not a legal term. It refers instead to policy and practice,[ii] and occurs when someone is deprived of their liberty or … Continue reading “Slow, unfair and expensive to run. . .” The crisis of immigration detention within the UK

At the Western Doorstep: On the human rights violations resulting from the externalisation of asylum


Refugee Rights Europe’s latest report, ‘At the Western Doorstep’, highlights the complex experiences facing refugees and displaced people arriving in Europe through Morocco and via the Western Mediterranean route. The report raises renewed concerns about the deplorable impact of the European externalisation of asylum to non-EU countries, and serves as a stark reminder of the … Continue reading At the Western Doorstep: On the human rights violations resulting from the externalisation of asylum

The end of the journey? Young asylum seekers and the struggle for stability in the UK


By Helena Eynon, RRE volunteer researcher. “The definition of home for these young people is not where they came from but where they can find a new life in safety. But many struggle to find this in the UK.”  Samer Mustafa, RRE Young refugees and asylum seekers in the UK often face unique and complex … Continue reading The end of the journey? Young asylum seekers and the struggle for stability in the UK