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Conference calling for end to indefinite immigration detention on 6 Nov

To address political, legal and health issues of indefinite detention


2nd November 2010:
A conference, which seeks to examine and call for an end to the increasing practice of indefinite immigration detention in the UK, is scheduled to be held on 6 Nov 2010.
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The conference, between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm will be held at LSE, Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE.

Hosted by the LSE Migration Studies Unit in conjunction with Student Action for Refugees and the London Detainee Support Group on indefinite immigration detention, the conference will specifically address political, legal and health issues concerning the practice of indefinite immigration detention.

In order to have a comprehensive approach, the day-long conference will consist of plenary sessions, smaller group workshops and a panel discussion.

The keynote speakers are: Helen Bamber OBE, Co-Founder of the Helen Bamber Foundation; Alison Harvey, General Secretary of Immigration Law Practitioners Association; Jerome Phelps, Coordinator of the London Detainee Support Group; Dr Eiko Thielemann, Director of the Migrations Studies Unit, LSE; and Alexander Beck, Department of International Protection at the UNHCR headquarters.

The conference is open to everyone interested in human rights and civil liberties. There will be a small charge to attend for those able to pay.

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