Webinar – Unlawful Detention


The Immigration and Public Law Team was delighted to collaborate in this webinar with three major forces in the world of immigration detention.

You can access a copy of the presentation slides here. To view the recording, click on the link immediately below.

Experienced practitioners from the immigration and public law team, Samina Iqbal (Joint-Head of Team) and Pierre Georget provide an overview on Unlawful Detention and Bail.

We were also delighted to host:

– Pierre Makhlouf, Assistant Director, BiD, who provides an overview of detainees in prison and their different treatment, celebrating a recent victory in the High Court. Pierre also looks at ‘what to watch out for’ when it comes to the encroachment of immigration detention on bail.

– Naomi Blackwell, Detention Outreach Manager, Jesuit Refugee Service UK, who provides an insight into the Detention Estate in light of the Napier Barracks and their work there.

– James Wilson, Acting Director, Detention Action, who speaks about the impact of COVID-19 on detention and his organisation’s legal challenge in March-April 2020. He also provides an update on parliamentary work pushing for a 28-day time limit, and give an overview of DA’s work on alternatives to detention.

As part of this webinar, we were also able to celebrate the recent publication of Samina Iqbal’s text on Unlawful Detention: ‘A Practical Guide to Claims for Unlawful Detention and False Imprisonment in Immigration and Asylum Cases’. If of interest, you can purchase your copy here for £29.99. If you also use this code W7S4P – you will be able to benefit from a 10% discount along with free delivery.

We have been encouraging voluntary donations for those who access this webinar – if you are able to, please donate to the organisation of your choice by accessing the links above.

Related barristers: Pierre Georget, Samina Iqbal

Related practice areas: Immigration and Public Law


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