Ending the Fast Track?-Jerome Phelps (Director of Detention Action)

admin - 27th January 2016
Border Criminologies, the Refugee Studies Centre, and the Refugee and Migration Law Discussion Group invite you to a special seminar with Jerome Phelps, Director of Detention Action, entitled ‘Ending the Fast Track?’.
All are welcome to attend.  
When: Monday, 1 February 2016, 17:00-18:00
Where: Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, University of Oxford, OX1 3UQ
The legal challenges brought by Detention Action, a small NGO, have led to the suspension of the Home Office’s system for detaining asylum seekers, the Detained Fast Track. However, the Minister for Immigration has announced that a new Fast Track process is in development. Does this litigation demonstrate the scope for legal challenges to achieve fundamental change to the immigration system, or the limitations of that change in the longer term? Jerome Phelps, Director of Detention Action, will discuss the process and thinking behind the litigation and the prospects for the new Fast Track.
Jerome Phelps has worked with migrants in immigration detention since 2003. He has authored or co-authored four reports on detention, including ‘Point of No Return: The Futile Detention of Unreturnable Migrants’ (2014). Detention Action is national charity that supports people in immigration detention and campaigns for change to detention policy.

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