Following our submission to the Immigration Bill Committee last month, René Cassin has written to the Joint Select Committee on Human Rights. We have again raised the issue of the indefinite detention of asylum seekers and called for the government to introduce a time limit to detention. The Immigration Bill provides the perfect opportunity for this.
The Bill was recently debated in the House of Commons where it was clear there was cross-party support for Amendment 32 which would introduce a 28-day time limit. The Bill is set to be read in the House of Lords on 22nd December before a full debate early next year. We are working with a number of other organisations as part of the Detention Forum to make sure this issue is heard by those in Parliament.
You can see our submission by clicking on the link below.
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