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Press release : HMIP report on Harmondsworth IRC – detention of torture
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Press release : HMIP report on Harmondsworth IRC – detention of torture. In response to the HMIP report published 13/03/18


Medical Justice press release 20/09/17 – Dungavel death
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

A detainee died in Dungavel immigration removal centre yesterday – the second to die in immigration detention in two weeks.>>

Medical Justice report ‘Death in Immigration Detention: 2000-2015’ – now available to download
Friday, September 9th, 2016

Read our report on ‘Death in Immigration Detention’, launched on the 20th of July at the Annual General Meeting of Medical Justice


Medical Justice AGM 2016 & launch of report on ‘Death in Immigration Detention’
Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

 Join us on

Wednesday 20th July

for an evening of discussion with:


Kris Harris – Medical Justice, author of the report

Jesse Nicholls – Doughty Street Chambers

Ms C- ex detainee


6pm – AGM (members only)

6.30pm report launch (all welcome)

@ Doughty Street Chambers, 53-54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS


The Independent : “Thanks to Channel 4 we now see just how appallingly Yarl’s Wood detention centre shames Britain”
Friday, March 6th, 2015

“The TV expose that shows a system with brutality and callousness at its heart”

A woman in custody, suffering from a miscarriage, has to wait three hours before seeing a doctor. Female detainees are called “black bitches”, threatened and sexually humiliated. When they self-harm, guards shout or accuse them of seeking attention. One detainee jumps off a stairwell and breaks her neck, ending up in a wheelchair.


A Yarl's Wood Segregation Unit
UKBA Lose Appeal Against Medical Justice
Thursday, July 18th, 2013

The removal of individuals from the UK at little or no notice was ruled illegal by the High Court in July 2010. The Court of Appeal have today dismissed UKBA’s appeal.