Report Launch: “No Such Thing as Justice Here”

25 February 2024: University of Oxford: Report: “No Such Thing as Justice Here” and launch on 7 March 2024

This report, published by the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford and Border Criminologies, shows how people have been imprisoned for their arrival on a ‘small boat’ since the Nationality and Borders Act (2022) came into force. It details the process from sea to prison, and explains how this policy is experienced by those affected. Analysis is based on observations of over 100 hearings where people seeking asylum were prosecuted for their own illegal arrival, or for facilitating the arrival of others through steering the dinghy they travelled on. The report is informed by the detailed casework experience of Humans for Rights Network, Captain Support UK and Refugee Legal Support. It also draws on data collected through Freedom of Information requests, and research interviews with lawyers, interpreters, and people who have been criminalised for crossing the Channel on a ‘small boat’. 

Read the full report here, and the summary here

You can join for the launch of the report at Garden Court Chambers on the 7th March, 2024. To register for this hybrid event, click here.