We have had to cancel the 27th July Medical Justice annual meeting event “Coming together to challenge mass refugee incarceration” at Garden Court Chambers – there is a tube strike planned for that day.
British Medical Association | Dr Kitty Mohan, Chair of the BMA’s International Committee
Medical Justice | Bridget Banda, vice-chair; Dr Rachel Bingham, Clinical Advisor
Garden Court Chambers | Stephanie Harrison KC
All Party Parliamentary Group on Immigration Detention | TBC
As 46 asylum seekers were placed in quasi-detention on Wednesday 12/07/2023 at Wethersfield military site after small boat crossings, and we witness the government planning to inflict grave harm – knowingly – to vulnerable people through the provisions of its Illegal Migration Bill, there hasn’t been a more important time in recent history to stand together and challenge the abuse of indefinite immigration detention, in all its forms.
With valiant efforts to curtail the Bill still ongoing, we invite you to join us in turning attention to challenging whatever unjust legislation gets enacted together. We will be celebrating and building on the remarkable collaboration around the Bill that has been taking place between parliamentarians, lawyers, medical organisations, human rights advocates, funders, journalists and those with lived experience of immigration detention … all of whom we are inviting to come together.
You, your colleagues, friends and family are warmly invited to come and share thoughts – we will be strategising, creating synergy, and preparing to amplify each others’ efforts.
6pm – Welcome
6.30pm – Speeches & Q&A
7.30pm – Drinks, Finger-food, networking
9pm – Close
Please book places – by emailing email@example.com
Travel costs reimbursed – within London, for those without the right to work or claim benefits.