This indefensible practice is an affront to human rights. It’s time to declare a time limit

The Labour MP Harriet Harman has outlined her plan to end the biggest affront to human rights in the UK: indefinite immigration detention. As someone who spent over two years in detention, and who has campaigned against this inhumane practice since my release, you might think that this would come as welcome news.

But so far her proposal would apparently not protect me and people like me. In fact, it even has the potential to make our situation worse.

A time limit that fails to protect thousands of those subjected to indefinite detention will not deliver justice

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