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Human Rights Denied: Indefinite Immigration Detention – Is There No End In Sight?

Event date: Saturday 6 November 2010
London School of Economics
Houghton Street London
WC2A 2AE

 

Human Rights Denied: Indefinite Immigration Detention – Is There No End In Sight?



A conference hosted by the LSE Migration Studies Unit

in conjunction with Student Action for Refugees and the London Detainee Support Group

This conference seeks to examine and call for an end to the increasing practice of indefinite immigration detention in the UK. It specifically addresses political, legal and health issues concerning the practice of indefinite immigration detention.

In order to have a comprehensive approach, this day-long conference consists of plenary sessions, smaller group workshops and a panel discussion. We are very happy to confirm the following keynote speakers:

  • Helen Bamber OBE, Co-Founder of the Helen Bamber Foundation
  • Alexander Beck, Department of International Protection at UNHCR
  • 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

In conjunction with the conference, we are delighted to announce that the Cambridge Review of International Affairs will be publishing a call for papers on indefinite immigration detention.

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Welcome and Introduction Dr. Eiko Thielemann .

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Jerome Phelps (LDSG) – What is Indefinite Immigration Detention

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Alison Harvey (ILPA) – Detention under Immigration Act Powers

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Helen Bamber OBE – Health and Wellbeing of Detainees

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Alexander Beck (UNHCR) – Detention of Asylum Seekers: An UNHCR perspective

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Reza Moghadam – A Detainee’s Testimony

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Roundtable discussion –  Chair: Eiri Ohtani (The Detention Forum)                                      
with Jerome Phelps, Alsion Harvey, Alexander Beck and Reza Moghadam

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Final Comments and Thanks .

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