KRH News and Commentary Blog


KRH Annual General Meeting

The KRH annual meeting was held on Saturday, 11 June, 11 – 3 at the British Red Cross, Bradbury House, 2 Lower Chantry Lane, Canterbury CT1 1UF. The programme included reports on detention and prison work, eyewitness accounts from Greece and the Calais Jungle, and more.  Two authors joined us: Ambrose...


Abdul Haroun will face Trial

“A judge refused on Friday to halt the criminal damage trial of a refugee from Darfur who walked through the Channel Tunnel in one of the most dramatic attempts to reach Britain since Europe’s migration crisis began…” Read more here.


Mary Bosworth on Immigration Detention Reports

 Mary Bosworth has written an overview of  two reports released on 14 January into immigration detention in Britain. The first, written by the former Prisons and Probation Ombudsman Stephen Shaw, was the 346 page Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons. The second, coming in at 192 pages, was...


The Shaw Review

Released on 14 January, Stephen Shaw’s Review into Wefare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons provides a an account of current conditions in which detainees are living.  A summary of its findings is availale on the website The Free Movement, edited by Colin Yeo.