Joint Committee on Human Rights

Detention of Windrush generation inquiry

Inquiry status:

Report published; Awaiting Government response.

Report published

Liberty is a core right. An individual should not be deprived of their liberty without good reason and adequate safeguards. In our work on cases of wrongful detention of members of the Windrush generation, we took the example of two individuals to seek to understand why they had been wrongfully detained.

The experience of detention is traumatising and debilitating, as shown by the evidence we heard from these two members of the Windrush generation, who were detained wrongfully, despite the fact that they had leave to remain in the UK, under the Immigration Act 1971.

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