G4S back under the spotlight

Last night (4 September), BBC Panorama broadcast disturbing footage of adults being subjected to physical, emotional and psychological abuse in Brook House immigration removal centre at Gatwick Airport, London. Nine G4S officers have been suspended. G4S continues to run the centre. The abuse scandal follows a similar exposé of serious mistreatment in a child prison,…

Restraint related to disability must be eradicated, says UN body

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has issued its concluding observations following its first review of the UK. The 17-page report documents major breaches in the UK’s compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which we ratified in June 2009. The international treaty sets out…