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About Ali McGinley

Ali McGinley is director of the Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees (AVID), the national network of volunteer visitors, supporting those detained under immigration acts in the UK. She has 13 years experience in the charity sector including eight in human rights. 

Articles by Ali McGinley

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Detained at the UK border: mould, cat calls and barbed wire

Key statutory instruments governing the use of detention do not apply to holding rooms at ports or short term holding facilities. Some 7,000 vulnerable individuals are held each year for up to 7 days in appalling conditions without proper regulation.  

Another death in UK immigration detention

The latest fatality highlights lack of accountability in the management of short stay detention centres.

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