No Return, No Release, No Reason: Challenging Indefinite Detention

London Detainee Support Group, 2010

32 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2017

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

In January 2009, London Detainee Support Group (LDSG) published research on the hidden practice of indefinite immigration detention. The research investigated the cases of 188 people supported by LDSG who had been detained for over a year, and interviewed 24 of them. It concluded that indefinite detention is ineffective, inefficient, opaque, and entails a terrible human cost. Following the report, LDSG launched a campaign, Detained Lives, to bring an end to indefinite detention. This report revisits those cases to find out what happened, and assesses what has changed since then.

Keywords: immigration detention, UK, London Detainee Support Group, immigration policies

Suggested Citation

Phelps, Jerome, No Return, No Release, No Reason: Challenging Indefinite Detention (2010). London Detainee Support Group, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3090987

Jerome Phelps (Contact Author)

Detention Action ( email )

436 Essex Road
London, N1 3QP
United Kingdom

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