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About Lotte Lewis Smith

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.

Articles by Lotte Lewis Smith

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

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.

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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