In March the Immigration & Refugee Board of Canada postponed all in-person hearings for asylum claims until at least April. On March 20, the government announced it would close its borders to asylum seekers from other countries.
Tag: Government & State
Governor Jared Polis has signed a bill to repeal the death penalty. The measure passed the Democratic legislature with limited bipartisan support earlier this spring and was sent to him before lawmakers suspended their session.
INQUEST has published a new briefing on COVID-19: Protecting people in places of custody and detention. The briefing sets out our immediate concerns around the pandemic, focusing on our areas of expertise.
As the coronavirus pandemic brings the global economy to a halt, the world’s most vulnerable countries are suffering intensifying harm, and businesses faced with the disappearance of sales are laying off workers.
The Prisoners’ Advice Service has asked the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) last week to release groups of prisoners in order to lessen the impact of coronavirus in the penal estate. They have done it in Iran, so why not here?
Following the latest statistics on prison deaths in England, Ali Cloak considers the findings and explores the inequality of funding for families in prison inquests. the number of deaths in prison have are the highest since the 1970s.
Earlier this week, the BBC released an article on their ‘newsbeat’ page in which they had spoken to who was 11 when her mum was sent to prison. Her 23-year-old sister (with a baby of her own) had to take care of Toni and her sister.
The family of a man who died in custody last month has criticised the police watchdog for failing to recommend the suspension of officers being investigated over the circumstances of his death.