David Rhys Jones is a policy advisor at the Helen Bamber Foundation. David has worked with refugees and asylum seekers for over 25 years. He has monitored the detention of torture survivors in the UK since the Detention Centre Rules were introduced in 2001. The Helen Bamber Foundation was founded in 2005 as a collective of human rights specialists who respond with compassion and creativity to the legacy of cruelty.
When you've been tortured does it matter who your torturer was?
The UK immigration authorities are not permitted to detain victims of torture. But what is torture? A human rights...
What stops the UK protecting victims of trafficking?
How we’ve managed to make protecting trafficking victims so complicated.
Is she a victim or an illegal immigrant? The UK Border Agency decides
Officials who identify victims of trafficking are being judged by how many people they eject from Britain. Is that wise?
Inspectors condemn UK’s detention of torture survivors and victims of trafficking
The UK immigration authorities routinely detain people who should not be detained, and ignore or dismiss medical...