Protest outside Ministry of Justice against RMJ’s imminent closure


Demonstration at 4pm on Friday 18th June


18th June 2010:
If you wish to raise your voice against the imminent closure of Refugee and Migrant Justice, you still have time. Meet outside the Ministry of Justice at 4pm on Friday 18th June for joining a demonstration called by Unite — a union that represents RMJ’s 340 staff

Unite wants RMJ to be saved and provided with proper legal aid funding to ensure vulnerable members of society have real access to justice.

The largest provider of specialist legal advice for asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants in England and Wales, the RJM went into administration on June 16 2010.
Formerly the Refugee Legal Centre, RMJ was founded in 1992. Last year alone, it helped over 11,000 people.

Its closure would deprive thousands of vulnerable people legal representation. It is apprehended many will face return to countries where they face persecution.
Till date the Ministry of Justice has declined to help RMJ. was founded in 1992 and in the last year alone has helped over 11,000 people.

Faced with closure due to delays in payment for its legal aid work, the organisation has already sought public support.

The RMJ has asked all concerned about `the future of legal representation for the most vulnerable’ to join the campaign to save it from closure.

If you want information on the campaign, or wish to know how you assist in the matter, you can get in touch with Kathleen Commons: 020 7780 3271/07872 161 271.

An email can also be sent to: [email protected] e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it You can also download a template letter and send it to: The Secretary of State for Justice, Kenneth Clarke, Ministry of Justice, 102 Petty France, London SW1H 0AL.

Or email it to: [email protected] e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , marked for the attention of Kenneth Clarke MP.

The RMJ also is also asking people to copy the letter to The Minister for Immigration, Damian Green MP by writing to: [email protected]

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