Briefings on the Illegal Migration Bill 2023
The ‘Illegal Migration’ Bill, if passed, will strip those fleeing war, persecution and human rights abuses of their right to seek safety this country. It will amount to an asylum ban on those who arrive irregularly and will prevent access to vital support for survivors of trafficking and modern slavery. The government has admitted that this Bill breaches international law; but it doesn’t just do that, it removes access to justice and redress for the most vulnerable deeming them a subclass of the population not worthy enough to be treated equally before the law. This Bill is a fundamental breach of a survivor’s right to seek sanctuary and protection.
Written Evidence (with Asylum Matters and Medical Justice) on the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill
This briefing highlights our concerns that part of the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill will remove the proper and necessary checks on the exercise of executive power in the running and management of the asylum accommodation system in England, and will result in serious adverse impacts and harm both for people seeking asylum and for local communities.
Policy strategy 2023
Delivering policy change is a fundamental part of the Helen Bamber Foundations (HBF)’s organisational strategy and a vital way of creating positive improvement to the lives of all survivors. This strategy sets out how we intend to achieve change and our priority areas for the coming year.