Joint Committee on Human Rights

Immigration detention inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Accepting written submissions

Scope of the inquiry

The Committee seeks evidence on:

  • Whether current legal and policy frameworks are sufficient in preventing people being detained wrongfully and whether current practices in the detention system protect human rights;
  • Whether the initial decision to detain an individual should be made independently such as through prior judicial approval;
  • Whether immigration detention should be time-limited;
  • How far current policies ensure that people are only deprived of their liberty if it is necessary, rather than for administrative convenience; and
  • Detainees’ access to legal advice and their ability to engage with the legal processes to challenge their detention.

The Committee will also take account of the recommendations within Stephen Shaw’s follow-up review into the welfare of vulnerable people in detention, once this is published.

Terms of reference: Original call for written evidence on Immigration detention Send a written submission

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