Our Hidden Borders UK Agency Powers of Detention

Last Updated: Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Individuals who are not nationals of the UK are particularly vulnerable to breaches of their human rights. Language barriers, lack of information on rights in accessible forms and the public discourse on migration and asylum can all serve to exacerbate these vulnerabilities. When those individuals are, as is current practice, detained by state agencies in the prison estate, custody suites or removal centres the need for independent inspection and investigation is crucial.

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