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Lotte is a volunteer at The Unity Centre, a no borders centre offering practical and emotional solidarity and support to anyone affected by border and migration controls. Lotte tweets @lotte_lee_lewis

Articles by Lotte Lewis

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Residents challenge council plans to demolish their homes

Central Hill housing estate in South London is threatened with demolition. Residents are challenging the “regeneration”. Photos by Wasi Daniju, words by Lotte Lewis.

A special gift from UK to Nigeria: promoting human rights or secrecy?

At Lagos Airport, Nigerians deported from Britain are processed out of sight in a ‘reception centre’ given by Britain.

Rough handling and restraint: UK forced removals still a nasty business

A support group gathers disturbing testimony from people deported by commercial contractors Tascor.

Ghosted away: UK’s secret removal flights examined

On Home Office flights private sector guards apply restraints so extreme they are very rarely used in prisons. What happened on the 24/25 May flight to Nigeria and Ghana?

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