Detention, Deportation or Death: The Stark Choice for Many Migrants to the UK Who Can be Detained Indefinitely Without Trial

The treatment of people that the British government wants to deport is among the harshest in the world. The UK is the only country in the European Union that detains people for years with no time limit. Detention Action believes that this is one of the most important civil liberties issues in the UK today. Take Action Most people find long-term detention intensely traumatic. Not knowing when you will be free is damaging to mental health. People who have been tortured or imprisoned in their home countries are particularly scarred by long-term detention. We are calling on the government to introduce a time limit on detention.  Take action with us to end indefinite detention. Reports and briefings Point of no return: the futile detention of unreturnable migrants Across Europe... read more
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Detention, Deportation or Death: The Stark Choice for Many Migrants to the UK Who Can be Detained Indefinitely Without Trial