How many immigration detention centres are there in the UK?
The government operates seven immigration detention centres and is planning to open another two, Campsfield House immigration removal centre in Kidlington, Oxfordshire, and Haslar centre in Gosport, Hampshire.
Where is Harmondsworth immigration removal centre?
Harmondsworth immigration removal centre in Hillingdon, one of seven UK immigration detention centres, with two more planned. Photograph: Guy Corbishley/Alamy
What is happening to human rights in the UK in 2022?
Yasmine Ahmed, UK director at Human Rights Watch, said: “In 2022, we saw the most significant assault on human rights protections in the UK in decades. From your right to protest to your ability to hold institutions to account, fundamental and hard-won rights are being systematically dismantled.
Is the UK taking a sledgehammer to international commitments?
“Despite heralding itself as playing a ‘leading role in defending democracy and freedom across the world,’ the UK Government has taken a sledgehammer to fundamental international commitments.