Eiri Ohtani is the Co-ordinator of the Detention Forum in the UK and an independent consultant in the voluntary sector. She has worked with migrants and asylum seekers for over a decade. A graduate of London School of Economics, she also holds postgraduate degrees from the School of Oriental and African Studies and Birkbeck, University of London.
Published in: openJusticeIt’s time to radically rethink our immigration system
Today marks one year since Sajid Javid was appointed Home Secretary. So far he has failed to live up to his promises.
Immigration detention: "expensive, ineffective and unjust"
The first ever parliamentary inquiry into the use of immigration detention in the UK has published its report today....
Detention knows no borders
The first ever parliamentary inquiry into immigration detention in the UK listened to the voices of...
Published in: Shine A LightExtraordinary things: visiting the women at Yarl’s Wood detention centre
Next door to a Formula 1 car testing zone, hundreds of migrant women are kept behind bars. Heather Jones is a...
Migrant lives in the UK: the deprivation of liberty
Detention is often seen as a difficult issue and one best avoided, even among those who make it their business to...
UK Detention Inquiry: a step in the right direction
A parliamentary inquiry, launched today, will hear from people directly affected by immigration detention. Will the...