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Lord Blunkett questioned on reforms to immigration detention system

14 November 2018

Joint Committee on Human Rights holds second evidence session on immigration detention.

Last week directors of advocacy organisations and representatives from independent detention monitoring bodies told the Joint Committee on Human Rights that there should be some form of time limit and independent judicial oversight on immigration detention.

The Committee will aim to draw on the knowledge and experience of a former Home Secretary, the Rt Hon. the Lord Blunkett, to explore how alternatives to detention can be utilised to reduce the use of detention.

They will ask him whether the calls to time limit immigration detention and for independent oversight of detention decisions are practicable and whether reforms to the system should mirror some of the safeguards present in the criminal justice system.

Witness

Wednesday 14 November, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster.

At 3.15pm

  • Former Home Secretary the Rt Hon. Lord David Blunkett

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