Trustee Vacancy: Chair of TrusteesFriday, December 11th, 2020
Medical Justice seeks a Trustee and a Chair of Trustees to help navigate though a changing landscape.
Press Release: Brook House Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) is a COVID-19 outbreak centreThursday, December 10th, 2020
Job Vacancy: Policy, Research & Parliamentary Manager – Deadline extended !Friday, November 27th, 2020
Press Release: Court of Appeal quashes policy that led to removing migrants from the UK without access to justiceWednesday, October 21st, 2020
Medical Justice press statement for immediate release
In a unanimous decision, the Court of Appeal today quashed the Judicial Review and Injunctions (JRI) policy which enabled the refusal a migrant’s case and their forcible removal from the UK, within hours and in many cases without access to justice.
Brook House Inquiry: preliminary hearingWednesday, September 23rd, 2020
Preliminary Hearing announced for the Independent Inquiry into Brook House
The Brook House Inquiry will hold a preliminary hearing at 2pm on the 25 September 2020, streamed live on the Inquiry’s YouTube channel.
The independent Inquiry was set up to investigate the mistreatment of detainees at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre from April to August 2017 as depicted by the BBC’s Panorama programme, Under-Cover: Britain’s Immigration Secrets aired on 4 September 2017.
Basic Training Day Saturday 17th Of OctoberThursday, September 3rd, 2020
We are very pleased to announce details of our next Basic Training Day which will take place online on Saturday the 17th of October. The training day will start from 10am and end at 3.30pm.
Although traditionally our Basic Training Days take place in person, the current pandemic renders that almost impossible, so we have adapted the programme so that we can deliver our in-depth and comprehensive training in the safest way possible. The training will be hosted on Zoom, with a variety of speakers and plenty of breaks throughout. In addition to the training day we will be providing some pre and post course online learning.
Medical Justice Annual Report: Financial Year 2019-20Friday, July 31st, 2020
Covering 1st February 2019 to 31st January 2020….
Medical Justice handled referrals from 833 immigration detainees, including victims of torture, trafficking and political persecution. 57 of our dedicated team of volunteer clinicians visited immigration detainees in immigration removal centres and prisons across the UK.
HASC: “It is troubling that nearly 40% of those remaining in immigration detention are at high risk from Covid-19”Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
Medical Justice submitted evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee’s report – Home Office preparedness for COVID-19 (Coronavirus): institutional accommodation.
You can read the report here. The section on Immigration Detention starts on Page 37.
Below are some selected extracts from the report: