Annual Report - year ending 31st Jan 2015. Read about conditions in detention.
Medics Training - Regular training days for medical professionals interested in volunteering with Medical Justice.
A small charity, Medical Justice is the only UK organisation that arranges for independent volunteer doctors to visit men, women and children in immigration detention. We reach 1,000 detainees a year. The doctors document detainees' scars of torture and challenge medical mistreatment, including lack of medication and access to hospital. Medical casework evidence informs our research. We challenge the Home Office to secure lasting change. Where that fails, we may litigate. We provide lawyers with evidence of systemic healthcare failures.
Immigration detainees are detained arbitrarily and indefinitely, and not because they are accused of a crime. Two men detained in 2008 were transferred to hospital in 2012. Detention centres are run by private profit making companies. There has been medical neglect and deaths. High Court judgments describe conditions amounting to "inhuman and degrading treatment".
Expecting Change - the case to end the immigration detention of pregnant women.
"Fit to Fly" : a 10 minute film - interviews with ex-detainees and the doctors who helped them.
"Outsourcing Abuse - The use of state-sponsored force during detention and rdeportation. An alarming number of injuries sustained by detainees. It reveals evidence of widespread and seemingly systemic abuse and that assault claims have largely been brushed off by the Home Office.
"State Sponsored Cruelty" - Key findings of this report : findings based on the cases of 141 cases of children who spent a mean average of 26 days each in detention. One child had spent 166 days in detention, over numerous separate periods, before her third birthday. 48% of the children in this report were born in the UK.
"Denied & Detained" - Most HIV+ immigration detainees helped by Medical Justice have been denied life-saving medication in detention.
'The Second Torture' - the safeguard to protect torture victims from continued detention failed in 49 out of 50 cases, and two were deported to their country where they were tortured again.
Mental Health in Immigration Detention Working Group : Initial Report. Evidence and experience shows that mental illness is the greatest health issue for detainees. Medical Justice is a member of this Working Group which published its Initial Report on 17th December 2013.
"Biased and Unjust : The Immigration Detention Complaints Process" - The Home Office has allowed an often unscrupulous complaints process to take root.
'A Secret Punishment' - the misuse of segregation in immigration detention" reveals a disturbing number of sick detainees are segregated indiscriminately. Immigration detainees may be detained indefinitely despite not having committed any crime – putting them in segregation adds to their trauma.