Resources

This website’s resources will provide the public, researchers and teams of students with materials that will facilitate their observations at bail hearings or other aspects of their project.

The two BOP reports (see Publications)

How to get started

Bail Guidance for Immigration Judges

What should happen in a well-run bail hearing?

Sample questionnaire

Notes on immigration judge training

 

Publications

The Bail Observation Project has published two full reports on their findings. These are available to download as PDF files.

Report 1 Cover

Immigration Bail Hearings: A Travesty of Justice? Observations from the Public Gallery (2011)

Report 2 Cover

 

Still a Travesty: Justice in Immigration Bail Hearings (2013)

The Liberty Deficit: Long-term Detention and Bail Decision-making, Bail for Immigration Detainees (2012)

A Nice Judge on a Good Day: Immigration Bail and the Right to Liberty, Bail for Immigration Detainees (2010)

Irene Brueghel and Eva Natamba, Maintaining Contact: What Happens When Detained Asylum Seekers Get Bail? South Bank University, Social Science Research Papers, no. 16, (2002)

We would be happy to add publications about immigration bail if you send details of them to us. See Submit a report

__________APPLICANT__________ “DETENTION IS KILLING ME. I’M 49 WITH A FAMILY, WHERE AM I GOING TO RUN TO?” _____________JUDGE____________ “I DON’T BELIEVE ONE WORD OF WHAT YOU SAY” __________OBSERVER____________ "JUDGE DID THE HOME OFFICE’S JOB” ____________JUDGE____________ “I SEE YOU HAVE NEVER LIVED WITH THE MOTHER AND CHILD” (CHILD BORN WHILE FATHER IN DETENTION) _____LEGAL_REPRESENTATIVE____ “THE JUDGE SIMPLY ADOPTED THIS UNSUBSTANTIATED BAIL SUMMARY ON BEHALF OF THE HOME OFFICE” ___________JUDGE____________ “IT COSTS SO MUCH TO KEEP THEM IN DETENTION I LET THEM OUT WHEN I CAN” _______OBSERVER________ “WOULD THAT ALL SUCH HEARINGS WERE AS STRAIGHTFORWARD AND FAIR”

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