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Lindsay Northover, a Liberal Democrat junior minister, began her remarks at a Quaker-organised hustings event yesterday by commenting on how few people go to hustings these days.
A new report claims children in trouble with the law are being put on electronic tags, given curfews, then sent back to prison because of failures in the system meant to support them.
Amnesty International has condemned the Bahraini authorities’ detention of a 16-year-old boy in an adult prison in violation of international human rights standards.
The Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network has issued a atatement calling for the ending of indefinite immigration detention.
A new report by the Children’s Society reveals alarming levels of destitution among refugee, asylum-seeking and migrant children and young people.
The Howard League for Penal Reform has called for a ban on overnight police detention of under 14s, calling it a "dangerous and frightening practice that does more harm than good".
In May 2010 the Government announced that it would end the immigration detention of children, but it is failing to do so says the Children's Society.
Two families held at the Yarls Wood Immigration Detention Centre have succeeded in their claim of unlawful detention.
A Channel 4 documentary has highlighted the plight of children detained by the UK asylum system.