All posts in: "Immigration detention"

  1. “Control your emotions”: immigration bail hearings and the role of the cautioner

    In this post, Susannah Paul and Daniel Ferguson blog about the Immigration Bail Observation Project Scotland and the new resources they have developed to assist…

  2. Statement on the announcement that Dungavel is to close

    The Home Office announced today that Dungavel will close toward the end of 2017. It also announced plans to open a new 51 bed Short…

  3. Quarterly musings

    In this blog post, SDV director Kate Alexander reflects on what she learns from our visit reports. Every three months, I sit down and compile…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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.…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…