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Recent News

All Party Parliamentary Group on Immigration Detention urge Priti Patel to shut Napier barracks asylum site
Monday, April 19th, 2021

Following a meeting with the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (David Bolt) and HM Inspectorate of Prisons last month, 21 members of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Immigration Detention wrote to the Home Secretary on Friday.  


MPs have #30DaysToAct for detained trafficking victims
Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Stealth legislation grants new powers to detain victims “on even wider scale”


  • Under new policy, passed without debate, people recognised by the Home Office as ‘potential trafficking victims’ will still be liable for detention as a result of their immigration status
  • Home Office acknowledges increase in detained trafficking victims “may be an effect” of new policy passed through Parliament without scrutiny 
  • Parliament’s Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (SLSC) label the ‘consultation’ “poor practice”, raising concerns around process
  • Home Office has told the SLSC that legal entitlements to support for potential victims will be delivered from within detention rather than the community
  • MPs have only 30 daysto object (via a ‘fatal’ Early Day Motion), due to be tabled tonight, and secure a debate on this issue, otherwise policy comes into force on 25 May 2021


Basic Training Day Saturday 8th of May
Monday, March 22nd, 2021


We are very pleased to announce details of our next Basic Training Day which will take place online on Saturday the 8th of May. The training day will start from 10am and end at 3.30pm.


For the second time in a row our training will be hosted on Zoom, so that we can deliver our in-depth and comprehensive training in the safest way possible. In addition to the training day we will be providing some pre-course reading and online learning.


Home Office weakens protections against detention for potential victims of trafficking
Tuesday, March 9th, 2021


Today the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee will be discussing the Statutory Instrument that will bring into force an amended version of the Statutory Guidance on Adults at Risk in Immigration Detention which will take effect from 25 May 2021. >>

Medical Justice gives oral evidence to the Home Affairs Committee on handling of Covid-19 in IRCs
Thursday, February 4th, 2021


On Tuesday the 3rd of February Theresa Schleicher of Medical Justice gave oral evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee – “How is the Home Office managing IRCs and asylum accommodation during Covid-19?”


Trustee Vacancy: Chair of Trustees
Friday, 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 centre
Thursday, December 10th, 2020
After guidance from Public Health England, Brook House IRC has been deemed as an outbreak centre of COVID-19
We fear this could be calamity starting to unfold – one which was entirely avoidable ; Medical Justice warned in March that IRCs are high risk for clusters of COVID-19, and that staff provide a conduit for infection to and from the community.  


Job Vacancy: Policy, Research & Parliamentary Manager – Deadline extended !
Friday, November 27th, 2020

Deadline extended to Friday 29th Jan 2021 !

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Medical Justice team as a Policy, Research & Parliamentary Manager


Press Release: Court of Appeal quashes policy that led to removing migrants from the UK without access to justice
Wednesday, 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 hearing
Wednesday, 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.



Follow this link to stream the Inquiry at 2pm on 25 September 2020