Brook House Inquiry: Phase 1 Hearings Reviewed – Appin Mackay-Champion – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 6th, 2022 in detention, human rights, immigration, inquiries, news by sally

‘The Brook House inquiry has recently concluded its first phase of hearings which took place between November 23 and December 10, 2021 at the International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC). Brook House is an Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) beside Gatwick Airport, originally managed by the private security company G4S. The inquiry was set up to investigate the actions and circumstances surrounding the “mistreatment” of male detainees at Brook House between April 1 to August 31 2017, and specifically, examining whether the treatment experienced was contrary to Article 3 ECHR (the right not to be subjected to torture, inhuman or degrading treatment). This followed the damning footage filmed by an undercover reporter in Brook House during the “relevant period”, and broadcast on the BBC Panorama Programme “Undercover: Britain’s Immigration Secrets” which aired on September 4, 2017.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th January 2022