Helping detainees in need of medical assistance

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

Medical Justice is the only organisation to send volunteer doctors into IRCs to document detainees’ scars of torture and provide independent medical advice. We deal with 1,000 detainees a year and have found serious healthcare inadequacies in IRCs across the UK.

There have been a number of deaths in detention in recent years. Some of the deaths resulted from catastrophic failures, all of them avoidable. Those held in immigration detention are not held as part of any criminal sentence but are held for administrative convenience whilst their immigration case is processed. No one should have to die whilst detained indefinitely, isolated from their community and fearing deportation to a country they have fled in fear.

Investigations into deaths in detention provide a window into otherwise closed institutions and highlight the ultimate impact of a system that fails to properly protect vulnerable detainees

We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible!

To book a place please email: j.cunliffe@medicaljustice.org.uk