All posts in: "Immigration detention"

  1. Immigration Bill detention amendments

    It’s time to contact your MP to ask them to support two key Lords Amendments on detention. The Immigration Bill continues to make its way…

  2. Too many candles

    This piece, by Catrin Evans, a former visitor and chair of SDV, was written for and performed by her at a fundraiser organised by members…

  3. The price of freedom

    This piece, written by former SDV visitor Thom Walker, first appeared on our website in September 2007. It is a vivid reminder of the impacts…

  4. People, not statistics

    In our latest blog, we remember the people behind the detention statistics. Yesterday the UK government released its quarterly statistics on detention. As always, behind…

  5. Observing Immigration Bail Applications: communicating remotely?

    Guest blog by Anna Beesley, SDV committee member. Anna is also a PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology, University of Glasgow, and coordinates Detention Forum Scotland.…

  6. A friendship to treasure

    SDV Chair, Giovanna Fassetta, blogs about an unlikely friendship, forged behind barbed wire and in the shadow of indefinite detention I first met Simon in…

  7. Parliamentary debate on the detention inquiry, 10 September 2015

    On Thursday 10 September, MPs will debate the findings of the Detention Inquiry Report. Will your MP be there? This debate will be the first opportunity…

  8. A safe place?

    SDV director, Kate Alexander, blogs about the latest Dungavel inspection report There’s an unfortunate typo on page 34 of HMIP’s report of its inspection of…

  9. EVENT: ‘Expensive, ineffective and unjust’ – challenging immigration detention

    Scottish Detainee Visitors and Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network invite you to a discussion event as part of Refugee Festival Scotland 2015 Wednesday 17 June…

  10. We’re looking for new management committee members

    Would you like to take a lead in the development of Scottish Detainee Visitors and in the support of people in immigration detention? We are looking for people…