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What’s next in immigration detention to be discussed on 1st Oct

Meeting at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, London

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28th September 2010:  A meeting to discuss “what’s next?” in the world of immigration detention under the Coalition Government is scheduled to be held on 1st October 2010 between 13:15 and 15:15 hours at the Emmanuel Room, Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, London

According to Migrants’ Rights Network the Detention Forum – Talking to the Coalition about detention — will be an opportunity to discuss how can the sector question the policy of immigration detention in a more fundamental way in this political climate, after the Coalition Government’s pledge to end child detention?

The meeting continues the conversations which took place over the last two Detention Forum meetings.  In April, the meeting reflected on the current state and approaches of the sector and tried to identify gaps. 

In July, representatives of the International Detention Coalition shared with us strategies used in other countries to challenge detention.  In the meantime, many organisations have signed the joint letter calling for detention reform. 

The Forum is hoping for an open and lively discussion. At the meeting, The Detention Forum Steering Group will also briefly share their experience of working together. 

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