JOINT

Is the legal system protecting the rights of detainees?

21 November 2018

Is the legal system protecting the rights of detainees? Joint Committee on Human Rights hear evidence from lawyers on immigration detention.

Purpose of the session

Do detainees have prompt and sufficient access to legal aid and enough opportunities to challenge their detention? Should decisions to detain people have independent oversight? Are vulnerable detainees protected by the current system?  The Joint Committee on Human Rights will discuss these topics with a group of lawyers as part of its ongoing inquiry.

Witnesses

Wednesday 21 November, Committee Room 4a, Palace of Westminster.

At 3.15pm

  • Amanda Weston QC, Barrister at Garden Court Chambers
  • Stephanie Harrison QC, Barrister at Garden Court Chambers
  • Toufique Hossain, Solicitor, Duncan Lewis & Co.
  • Laura Dubinsky, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers

Further information

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