Detained, Denied and Deported: the human consequences of the legal aid cuts
and Bail for Immigration Detainee's Annual General Meeting
On: Tuesday 20th January 2015 at 6pm
At: Amnesty International UK, Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA
Richard Drabble QC, Landmark Chambers
Carmen Kearney, Legal Manager, Bail for Immigration Detainees
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In April 2013, the Government introduced wide-ranging legal aid cuts. Now, the vast majority of people making immigration claims cannot access legal aid. Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) regularly receives calls from people who want to challenge their deportation, but are unable to do so without legal representation.
Some detainees came to the UK as children, and have lived here all their lives. We are dealing with distressing cases in which parents are being deported and separated from partners and young children in the UK.
In 2014, BID and the University of Law launched a three year deportation advice project, to assist a small number of the many people who desperately need representation. We are also gathering evidence from our casework to lobby against the cuts, and developing strategic legal challenges.
Join us to discuss what can be done to improve access to justice for immigration detainees.
6.00 pm Welcome and formal business
6.15 pm Speakers followed by questions from the audience
7.30 pm Drinks and snacks
There is no charge for this event but booking is essential. Contact [log in to unmask] to reserve your place.
The venue is wheelchair accessible. Travel expenses are payable for unwaged asylum seekers or migrants by prior arrangement - please contact Kamal on 020 7456 9753 to discuss.
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