JOINT

Home Secretary questioned on Windrush detentions

05 June 2018

The Joint Committee on Human Rights questions Home Secretary Sajid Javid on the detention of the Windrush generation.

What we have covered

In the first session, the Committee heard from two members of the Windrush generation who were both wrongfully detained - Anthony Bryan and Paulette Wilson – along with their families and a legal expert on immigration law.

Their evidence reinforced widespread concerns about how effectively existing safeguards prevent wrongful, unnecessary and prolonged detention. 

This is the second of two sessions on the detention of the members of the Windrush generation.

These are a part of a series of inquiries the Committee is undertaking on issues around the right to liberty and security (Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights). 

The session will take place on Wednesday 6 June, at 3.15pm in Committee room 1.

What we will cover

Main themes for this session with the new Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, will include:

  • How is the Government protecting fundamental human rights, including the right to liberty and security, within the UK’s immigration detention system?
  • Are current processes and legal and policy safeguards sufficient in preventing people being wrongfully detained? 
  • Whether detainees have easy access to legal advice: are they able to challenge their detention “speedily,” as required by Article 5 (4) of the ECHR

Further information

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