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Ignored Detention Centre Medical Reports Means Torture Survivors Left to Rot

March 5, 2011 Leave a comment

An audit of the “Rule 35” process for reviewing the detention of torture survivors that the UK Border Agency has sat on for over a year was finally published this week, confirming fears that detention centre medical reports on victims of torture have been ignored. UKBA admit their practices “require considerable sharpening”.
Medical Justice Article.

NoBorders Talk on Health & Migrant Detention in UK

February 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Medsin KCL are organising a series of talks relating to global health and London NoBorders have been invited to talk tomorrow, Thursday 24th February.

In this talk, we want to highlight some issues about health care and migration. With the UK maintaining one of the strictest detention system in Europe, the first part of the talk will deal with the health care situation of migrants in immigration detention. In the second part we want to talk about the issues around access to health care for asylum seekers in the UK in general.

The talk will take place at the Gowland Hopkins LT, Hodgkin Building, Guys Campus, Kings College London. Starts at 6pm.