The subcontract of ejections

by Mauro Longo - 2011.07.11

Too often forced expulsion of immigrants and asylum seekers from the United Kingdom are conducted with excessive use of force and in violation of human rights. This is the last opinion issued  by Amnesty International report on British system's enforced removal. The study shows tha the British government have been contracting  these operations out, for more than twenty years to private companies. The Immigration Act of 1999 establishes the limits on the force using in ejection proceedings, but the lack of a behavior code for employees of these private security companies as well 'as the use of agency staff would have caused prejudicial to the fundamental human rights, providing in at least one case the death of the immigrant. For these reasons Amnesty has requested that these operations should be under the direct control of the government, or that should establish principles to award contracts and permitted an independent monitoring of forced eviction operations

Published in Citizenship.
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