The UK government presents itself as a pioneer in tackling modern slavery, but it doesn't allow victims to remain legally in the UK. Time is apt for the system to be overhauled.
While the UK does not indefinitely detain children, there are cases where minors are held – and in extreme cases, separated from their parents.
Villawood Detention Centre, NSW. There are currently 200 asylum seeker children in detention, in Australia and offshore.
Australian Human Rights Commission
Over 200 children are still in asylum seeker detention within Australia and offshore – so why aren't we more outraged about that?
The Canadian immigration detention regime is rife with violence, distress and despair, especially for women.
The experiences of women in Canada's immigration detention system reveal emotional distress, and even violence, before, during and after incarceration.
Yarl’s Wood, during a 2015 public protest.
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Why some women detained in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre are on hunger strike.
Judging by available photographs, the Nauru processing centre definitely has a mould problem.
Several factors play a part when determining what kind of risk high levels of mould exposure can pose to human health.
Even if their partners or children are British, non-European men with precarious immigration status face potentially permanent separations from their families.
BBC Panorama went undercover at Brook House, near Gatwick Airport.
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BBC Panorama has exposed violence and abuse of detainees at Brook House immigration removal centre.
The decision reveals the striking breadth of the government’s power to deal with asylum seekers and refugees in ways that directly contravene international law.
The Australian government had and has the power to do things necessary to establish and maintain its immigration detention facility on Manus Island, despite detention violating PNG law.
Migration legislation does not require judicial authorisation for a person to be deprived of their freedom.
In a free society, it ought never to be lawful for a government to detain people by executive order alone.
An immigration detention centre on the island of Lesvos, Greece.
Rights and living conditions vary depending where immigrants are detained.
Protests after death of a 36-year-old woman in custody at immigration detention facility in Arizona.
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A short history of legal challenges to immigrant detention practices in the U.S. may shed light on what's to come for the new administration.
Australia has a higher proportion of inmates in privately operated prisons than any other country.
Recent developments in the US suggest it might be time for Australia to rethink its reliance on private prisons.
Health professionals may be sentenced to two years in jail for the unauthorised disclosure of information about conditions in detention centres.
From July, doctors will no longer be able to fulfil their ethical and professional obligations to report mistreatment of detainees.
Harmondsworth immigration detention centre has seen hunger strikes in recent weeks.
Hunger strikes have swept immigration centres in recent weeks. Is this problem being taken as seriously as it could be?
Hamid Kehazaei’s death shows asylum seekers Australia detains are excluded from the ethical principles on which medicine and our health system are based.
Refugee Action Coalition
The news that Hamid Kehazaei, a 24-year-old Iranian asylum seeker detained on Manus Island, has been diagnosed as brain dead following his transfer to the Mater Hospital in Brisbane is a tragedy. That…