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

5.30pm – 7.00pm

Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Medical School
Building, University of Glasgow, University Avenue,
Glasgow, G12 8QQ

In March 2015, the report of a cross party Parliamentary Inquiry into the Use of Immigration Detention in the UK argued that the current detention system is “expensive, ineffective and unjust”. Its key recommendation was that indefinite detention should end and that there should be a time limit of 28 days.

In Scotland, a broad civil society movement challenging detention is growing and it became a key issue in the 2015 general election campaign with SNP, Labour, LibDems and Greens all pledging to reform the system. Where do the results of the election leave the campaign for change?

Join us for a timely discussion to consider the way forward.

Refreshments will be provided.


Introduction: Sarah Craig, GRAMnet

1000 voices: Animated film

Introduction to Scottish Detainee visitors and Dungavel: Kate Alexander, Director, SDV

Life in Detention: Abdou Ndow, detained for 37 months in Dungavel and Colnbrook

The Detention Inquiry and opportunities for detention reform after the general election: Jerome Phelps, Director, Detention Action.

Q&A: chaired by Sarah Craig


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