A key element of our parliamentary work is running the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Immigration Detention. Established in 2019 and chaired by Alison Thewliss MP, the group brings together over 40 parliamentarians from across the political spectrum to discuss developments and concerns relating to the use of detention in the UK.

The APPG offers a forum for debate with experts outside Parliament, including people with lived experience of detention, lawyers, medical professionals, academics and representatives from non-profit organisations. Using the information gathered through its work, the APPG advocates for evidence-based reforms to immigration detention policy, and for the welfare of detainees.

In addition to the APPG, Medical Justice also carries out a variety of other parliamentary activities. This includes:

  • Holding one-to-one meetings with MPs, Peers and their staff
  • Submitting written and oral evidence to relevant committees
  • Providing briefings on new legislation, and suggesting amendments
  • Tabling written and oral parliamentary questions
  • Organising debates

To see our latest Parliamentary submissions, evidence and briefings view our Submissions and Responses page.