The Brook House Inquiry has reported today. This is the first time there has been a public inquiry in immigration detention. The report contains a searing account of abuse at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre in 2017 including the use of violence and racist abuse against detained people. It identifies 19 findings of likely breach of Article 3 ECHR and makes 33 recommendations, including that immigration detention be time limited to 28 days because that is the only way to confine its effects.
Nick Armstrong KC and Jesse Nicholls, together with Una Morris (Garden Court Chambers), were instructed by Deighton Pierce Glynn solicitors on behalf of two core participants and a number of witnesses.