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Can You Hear Us? Interpreters and Detainee Welfare in Immigration Removal Centres

The United Kingdom has one of the largest immigration detention estates in Europe. While detention is punitive in nature, the measure itself is administrative and not criminal, for the non-offence … Continue reading

September 23, 2018 · 3 Comments

Pale Shelter: Refugees in the UK

In November and December 2014, French NGO Secours Catholique (Caritas France) carried out a number of interviews with residents in the “Jungle”* in Calais, France; 54 interviews were collated in … Continue reading

December 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Interpreters and Detainee Welfare in Immigration Removal Centres (II)

An inability to communicate in English is not a prerequisite for immigration detention: in January 2016, a US Shakespeare scholar was held at Morton Hall IRC for 10 days following … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · 6 Comments

Interpreters and Detainee Welfare in Immigration Removal Centres (I)

On any given day of the year, around 3000 foreign national men, women and children are locked up in immigration detention facilities across the UK. In spite of the punitive … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · 5 Comments

Immigration Detention: Building Our Own Guantánamos

Some are more equal than others. According to the mainstream media, the small number of Caucasian males held prisoner by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · 3 Comments