Liberty responds to High Court ruling for Brook House public inquiry
Posted on 14 Jun 2019
Immigration detention is inhumane and degrading and life in detention centres is often abusive.
Human rights organisation Liberty has responded to the High Court ruling there must be a public inquiry into the appalling abuse that took place at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre.
Martha Spurrier, Liberty director, called on the Government to commit to a 28-day time limit on immigration as a first step towards building a more humane system.
Martha Spurrier, Liberty director, said: “Today the High Court confirmed what we already knew – immigration detention is inhumane and degrading and life in detention centres too often abusive. It is welcome that a public inquiry will now take place but that’s not enough. To even begin to put an end to this inhumanity the Government must implement a 28 day time limit on detention.”
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