Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry: Immigration Detention

The Joint Committee on Human Rights has opened an inquiry on Immigration Detention. The deadline for submissions is 7 September 2018.

The Committee seeks evidence on:

  • Whether current legal and policy frameworks are sufficient in preventing people being detained wrongfully and whether current practices in the detention system protect human rights;
  • Whether the initial decision to detain an individual should be made independently such as through prior judicial approval;
  • Whether immigration detention should be time-limited;
  • How far current policies ensure that people are only deprived of their liberty if it is necessary, rather than for administrative convenience;
  • and Detainees’ access to legal advice and their ability to engage with the legal processes to challenge their detention.

Find out more and submit evidence before 7 September 2018.