Monthly Archives: December 2016

#Unlocked16 Reflection Special – (6)

To mark the end of this year’s Unlocking Detention tour, we asked a selection of activists, legal commentators, politicians, journalists and experts-by-experience – all engaged in the fight against detention in the UK and across Europe – their answers to the following question: What gave you hope in the fight against detention in 2016, and how are you planning to use [...]

2016-12-17T08:00:59+00:00 December 17th, 2016|

#Unlocked16 Reflection Special – (5)

To mark the end of this year’s Unlocking Detention tour, we asked a selection of activists, legal commentators, politicians, journalists and experts-by-experience – all engaged in the fight against detention in the UK and across Europe – their answers to the following question: What gave you hope in the fight against detention in 2016, and how are you planning to use [...]

2016-12-16T10:21:41+00:00 December 16th, 2016|

What does detention mean to you?

Thoughout Unlocking Detention, we've asked people via Twitter, Facebook, and at the workshops we've run across the UK, to draw an image in response to "What does detention mean to you?".  This includes from people at risk of detention, and those who have experienced it in the past.  We also received some very special contributions from people who are currently detained.  [...]

2016-12-15T17:20:15+00:00 December 15th, 2016|

#Unlocked16 Reflection Special – (4)

To mark the end of this year’s Unlocking Detention tour, we asked a selection of activists, legal commentators, politicians, journalists and experts-by-experience – all engaged in the fight against detention in the UK and across Europe – their answers to the following question: What gave you hope in the fight against detention in 2016, and how are you planning to use [...]

2016-12-15T07:00:54+00:00 December 15th, 2016|

#Unlocked16 Reflection Special – (3)

To mark the end of this year’s Unlocking Detention tour, we asked a selection of activists, legal commentators, politicians, journalists and experts-by-experience – all engaged in the fight against detention in the UK and across Europe – their answers to the following question: What gave you hope in the fight against detention in 2016, and how are you planning to use [...]

2016-12-14T00:53:39+00:00 December 14th, 2016|

#Unlocked16 Reflection Special – (2)

To mark the end of this year’s Unlocking Detention tour, we asked a selection of activists, legal commentators, politicians, journalists and experts-by-experience – all engaged in the fight against detention in the UK and across Europe – their answers to the following question: What gave you hope in the fight against detention in 2016, and how will you use that hope [...]

2016-12-13T09:23:22+00:00 December 13th, 2016|

#Unlocked16 Reflection Special – (1)

To mark the end of this year's Unlocking Detention tour, we asked a selection of activists, legal commentators, politicians, journalists and experts-by-experience - all engaged in the fight against detention in the UK and across Europe - their answers to the following question: What gave you hope in the fight against detention in 2016, and how are you planning to use [...]

2016-12-12T07:00:00+00:00 December 12th, 2016|

Week 9: #Unlocked16 visits Dungavel

This was the final week that Unlocking Detention 2016 visited a specific detention centre, ahead of the round-up final week next week.  And the final visit went to Dungavel, Scotland's only detention centre, and the subject of lots of news and campaign activity recently. https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/806777841262018560 https://twitter.com/SDVisitors/status/805703510801010688 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/807878845416280066 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/805693948073123840 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/807558232466145284 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/805769445486444544 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/807550681150328832 https://twitter.com/DetentionForum/status/806831194184761344 https://twitter.com/SDVisitors/status/805716092643479552 https://twitter.com/SDVisitors/status/805709552117252096 https://twitter.com/SDVisitors/status/805708543961792512 https://twitter.com/SDVisitors/status/806864662859956224 https://twitter.com/SDVisitors/status/806862146566881280 https://twitter.com/EiriOhtani/status/806825844660465666 As part of [...]

2016-12-11T23:56:36+00:00 December 11th, 2016|

Live Q&A with Gil, detained in Dungavel

This week Unlocking Detention has been ‘visiting’ Dungavel detention centre, the only detention in Scotland and a site of much contention after the government announced plans earlier this year to close it and open a Short-Term Holding Facility in Glasgow - you can read Scottish Detainee Visitors' analysis of the situation as it stands, here. On Friday afternoon, Ben from Detention [...]

2016-12-09T17:13:34+00:00 December 9th, 2016|

The closure of Dungavel? The fight must continue

By Pinar Aksu.  Pinar works with Migrant Voice as a Community Development worker in Glasgow and with Active Inquiry using Theatre of the Oppressed methods and is also a member of Right to Remain's management committee.  She has been involved with asylum and refugee rights since a young age. I’m experiencing mixed feelings. As much as I am very happy that [...]

2016-12-06T23:44:58+00:00 December 6th, 2016|
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