Rules Governing Enforced Removals from the UK

Rules Governing Enforced Removals from the UK

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The inquiry launched following the death of Jimmy Mubenga on a deportation flight from the UK found that although there were some positive aspects of the process, which is carried out on the UK Border Agency's behalf by a private security contractor, (initially G4S and, since 1 May 2011, Reliance Security) the Committee found evidence of: inappropriate use of physical restraint, and the possible use of unauthorised and potentially dangerous restraint techniques; weaknesses in passing on information about detainees' medical conditions to all the relevant staff ; Use of racist language by contractors; Use of excessive numbers of contractor staff. The Committee recommends that the UK Border Agency should strengthen its procedures so that its own staff feel that they are entitled and expected to challenge any poor conduct on the part of contractors. The Committee also rejects the practice of taking detainees to the airport as qreservesq in case another detainee is taken off a removal flight at the last minute. To strengthen safeguards against the ill treatment of prisoners, the Committee recommends that members of the Independent Monitoring Boards for immigration removal centres - or a similar independent monitoring network-be given access to chartered removal flightsBanks said all G4S guards were trained in the dangers of positional asphyxia and denied any of its approved ... Reference was made to the Ministry of Justicea#39;s Physical Control in Care Training Manual amended July 201016 which ... security fimi was warned of lethal risk to refused asylum seekers 8 February 2011 anbsp;...

Title:Rules Governing Enforced Removals from the UK
Author:Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Home Affairs Committee
Publisher:The Stationery Office - 2012-01-26


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