Launch of the second report of the Bail Observation Project
7 p.m. Tuesday 14 May 2013
Grand Committee Room, Houses of Parliament.
Room booked by Andrew Smith MP
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For over 25,000 people detained each year in the UK under immigration law powers, to apply for bail is a fundamental right which they need to be able to exercise. This report, based on the observation of 220 bail hearings, shows how that right is curtailed and how the fairness of procedure in the bail court is gravely compromised.
Why we are continuing the project Gill Baden
What’s in the report Bridget Walker
Experience of the bail process Toomaj Karimi-Ayoubloo
An observer’s research perspective Caroline White
An immigration lawyer’s perspective Alison Harvey
Recommendations of the report Bill MacKeith
Discussion on the way forward
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