Past Activities

Since 1993 the campaign has played a leading role in the movement against immigration detention.
It has:

  • organised monthly demonstrations at Campsfield and monthly campaign meetings in Oxford;
  • worked closely with detainees protesting at their detention;
  • worked closely with local trade union, student and human rights organisations;
  • worked nationally with other bodies and helped set up the Barbed Wire Britain anti detention network and more recently the Detention Forum;
  • helped establish the Campsfield Nine, Yarl’s Wood 13 and Hamondsworth Four defence campaigns in the ‘show trials’ of protesting detainees;
  • published the bulletin Campsfield Monitor;
  • organised a conference on immigration detention in Europe attended in 2000 by over 120 people from over 20 countries;
  • helped establish the Migreurop network and initiate the European Days of Action against detention and deportation, and supported actions and meetings for migrants’ rights in other countries, NoBorders camps etc.;
  • submitted evidence about the harmful effects and injustice of immigration detention to national and international parliamentary, European, and human rights organisations.