The Joint Committee on Human Rights today published their review into immigration detention which supports our calls for an end to indefinite detention and better safeguards to ensure that vulnerable people are not detained.

They made five proposals to reform the immigration detention system:

  1. The decision to detain should not be made by the Home Office but should be made independently.
  2. Introduce a 28 day time limit to end the trauma of indefinite detention.
  3. Detainees should have better and more consistent access to legal aid to challenge their detention.
  4. More needs to be done identify vulnerable individuals and treat them appropriately.
  5. The Home Office should improve the oversight and assurance mechanism in the immigration detention estate to ensure that any ill-treatment of abuse is found out immediately and action is taken.

Read the full report here.