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Unlocking Detention 2016 is here!

Unlocking Detention is a ‘virtual tour’ of the UK’s immigration detention estate – and of the impact of detention on communities across the UK. Each week, we ‘visit’ another of the UK’s detention centres and we hear from people who have been detained there (and who still are), visitors, NGOs and campaigners, and the families, friends, neighbours and communities affected by this policy.

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Say NO to borders in schools

From September 2016, the UK Government has required childminders, nurseries, schools and colleges to collect country-of-birth and nationality data for children aged between 2 and 19. This policy is unnecessary, divisive and puts vulnerable children at risk. Families and schools can take action to protect children..

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From Calais to Croydon

The Refugee Info Bus is a big blue horsebox that operates in Calais, providing wifi, legal information and a platform for citizen journalism in the Calais Jungle Refugee Camp. Sarah Story of the Infobus came to the Right to Remain Gathering to talk about the project.


Universities resist border controls

"Our visa status has been used by the Home Office and higher education institutions to create visible and invisible barriers that leave us vulnerable to institutional racism and xenophobia, housing discrimination, health discrimination..."

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Detention Action: #unlocked16

The theme for #Unlocked16 is ‘Families and Friends’. At the Right to Remain gathering we spoke at length about the often tragic, life-changing affect indefinite incarceration can have on one’s immediate ‘inner circle’ and those close, personal relations that bind us and make us who we are.


What does detention mean to you?

One of the ways we’re asking people to join the Unlocking Detention conversation, and creatively connect with this issue, is to draw a picture in response to the question: “What does detention mean to you?”

Read why RtR's Lisa drew the sound of keys.


Right to Remain annual gathering 2016

“You know when you have a really inspirational day and you can’t wait to do the next thing? Well, the Right to Remain Gathering in Manchester was really inspirational ... It’s really fantastic to feel part of such a strong and diverse network”



Legal updates

Immigration and asylum law explained, in accessible language. This is our blog of legal resources for non-lawyers. With explanation of important legal developments in immigration, asylum and human rights law, and links to further resources. more

Country information

Info and resources for researching country of origin information for asylum applications. more

Detention centres

Details of immigration detention centres in the UK. more


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