A Substantive List of HMCIP Inspections of Forced Removals

Pakistan Escorts And Removals
…Detainees under escort: Inspection of escorts and removals to Pakistan (30 June – 1 July 2015) Pakistan escort and removals (166.71 kB) Pakistan escorts and removals – Service Improvement Plan 2016 (200.89 kB)…

Published: 20 November 2015, https://is.gd/Ntrhc9

Nigeria And Ghana Escort And Removals
…Detainees under escort: Inspection of escort and removals to Nigeria and Ghana (6-7 November 2013) Nigeria and Ghana escort and removals (174.93 kB)…

Published: 04 April 2014, https://is.gd/WABf7s

Pakistan Escort And Removals
…Detainees under escort: Inspection of escort and removals to Pakistan (10 – 11 December 2013) Pakistan escort and removals (165.55 kB)…

Published: 02 June 2014, https://is.gd/SRqAZu

Albania And Kosovo Escort And Removals
…Detainees under escort: Inspection of escort and removals to Tirana, Albania and Pristina, Kosovo (27 June and 25 July 2014) Albania and Kosovo escort and removals (169.77 kB)…

Published: 19 November 2014, https://is.gd/qHJwWc

Jamaica Escort And Removals
…Detainees under escort: Inspection of escort and removals to Jamaica (24–25 March 2011) Jamaica escort and removals (83.06 kB)…

Published: 06 September 2011, https://is.gd/8QAVWS

Ghana Escort And Removal
…Inspection of a family escort and removal to Ghana (23 – 24 March 2013) Ghana escort and removal (54.55 kB)…

Published: 02 July 2013, https://is.gd/1xvnOs

Nigeria And Ghana Escort And Removals
…Detainees under escort: Inspection of escort and removals to Nigeria and Ghana (26-27 March 2019) Nigeria and Ghana escorts and removals (243.16 kB) Escort and removals to Nigeria and Ghana Action Plan (September 2019) Escort and removals to Nigeria and Ghana Action Plan (433.27 kB)…

Published: 09 August 2019, https://is.gd/n1PPnU

Pakistan Escort And Removals
…Detainees under escort: Inspection of escort and removals to Pakistan (14–15 February 2018) Escort and removals to Pakistan (570.32 kB) Escort and removals to Pakistan Service Improvement Plan (June 2018) Escort and removals to Pakistan Service Improvement Plan (134.97 kB)…

Published: 28 June 2018, https://is.gd/PvHzF3

Albania Escort And Removals
…Detainees under escort: Inspection of escort and removals to Albania (15 September 2016) Albania escort and removals (153.02 kB) Albania escort and removals Service Improvement Plan (3 January 2017) Albania escort and removals Service Improvement Plan (126.20 kB)…

Published: 16 December 2016, https://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmiprisons/inspections/albania-escort-and-removals/

Jamaica Escort And Removals
…Detainees under escort: Inspection of escort and removals to Jamaica (7-8 March 2017) Jamaica escort and removals (126.36 kB) Jamaica escort and removals Service Improvement Plan (June 2018) Jamaica escort and removals Service Improvement Plan (170.62 kB)…

Published: 07 July 2017, https://is.gd/x6x4vZ

Nigeria And Ghana Escort And Removals
…Detainees under escort: Inspection of escort and removals to Nigeria and Ghana (31 July–1 August 2018) Nigeria and Ghana escort and removals (233.92 kB) Detainees under escort: Inspection of escort and removals to Nigeria and Ghana Action Plan (November 2018) Nigeria and Ghana escort and removals Action Plan (308.94 kB)…

Published: 29 November 2018, https://is.gd/nhnhZm

Escorted Immigration Removal Flight To Nigeria And Ghana – Progress But Treatment Can Still Be Improved
Management of Operation Majestic, a regular escorted immigration removal flight from the UK to Nigeria and Ghana, had improved following inspectors’ criticism of previous flights, according to Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons. Publishing a report on an inspection of a flight at the end of July 2018, Mr Clarke identified a more proportionate use of force as one area of improvement. Compared to previous flights inspected in 2011, 2013…

Published: 29 November 2018, https://is.gd/OeeJUg

Immigration Removal Flight – Efficient Operation Marred By Use Of Restraint Belts With Little Justification
Inspectors concerned about excessive use of waist restraint belts on an immigration removal charter flight in January 2018 found that escort practice on a flight two months later to France and Bulgaria had improved but was “still poor.” A generally effective escort operation in March 2018 was “seriously marred” by the use “with little justification” of waist restraints on many detainees. Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, published…

Published: 24 July 2018, https://is.gd/15MqRk

Albania And Kosovo Escort And Removal Of Detainees - Some Progress, But Concerns Remain
The escort and removal of detainees had improved and were generally well organised and calm, though some concerns remained, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an inspection of escort and removals of detainees to Albania and Kosovo. Inspectors accompanied a removal from the UK of 53 people to Albania in June 2014. In July 2014, they accompanied a joint operation with the French government to Kosovo…

Published: 19 November 2014, https://is.gd/8KNBV4

Escort And Removal Of Detainees To Nigeria, Ghana And Pakistan - Reasonably Safe But Still Some Concerns
The treatment of detainees being removed from the UK was reasonably safe, decent and professional, but there were still some avoidable weaknesses, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published two reports of inspections of escort and removals of detainees to Nigeria, Ghana and Pakistan. Operation Majestic is a regular removal flight to Nigeria, often including an additional leg to Accra, Ghana. Inspectors previously…

Published: 20 November 2015, https://is.gd/VrSbiK

Escort And Removal Of Detainees To Albania – Some Improvements In The Treatment Of Detainees
The way detainees being removed from the UK were treated had improved, but some issues still needed addressing, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published a report of inspection of escort and removals of detainees to Albania. Operation Aardvark is a regular removal flight to Albania which was previously inspected in June and July 2014. Departing from Stansted airport, the flight carried 45 detainees, picking up a further…

Published: 16 December 2016, https://is.gd/zNk7Ni

Pakistan Escort And Removal Of Detainees - Treat Detainees More Respectfully And Manage Escort Staff Better
Detainees were not treated with enough decency in the removal process despite some impressive care and concern from individual staff, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an inspection of escort and removals of detainees to Pakistan. Inspectors were pleased to find that: the generally experienced escort team managed the removal safely; most staff behaved appropriately; and the reception of detainees…

Published: 02 June 2014, https://is.gd/NCcgAk

Detainees Under Escort: Inspection Of Escort And Removals To Nigeria And Ghana - Limited Improvements
The removal of detainees is distressing and stressful for those involved, and although some improvements had been made, no progress had been made on some of the recommendations from previous escort inspections, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, today as he published the report of a follow-up inspection of escort and removals of detainees to Nigeria and Ghana. The report describes the realities of the removal process and the…

Published: 04 April 2014, https://is.gd/S5jLEH

Chief Inspector Of Prisons Concerned Over “Excessive” Restraint For Immigration Removal Flight
Immigration removal escort staff used “excessive” restraint on detainees who were flown out of the UK to several EU countries, according to an inspection by HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) of one charter flight removal. On 17 January 2018, 80 escort staff accompanied 23 people from two immigration removal centres (IRCs) on a charter flight from the UK to France, Austria and Bulgaria. All but one was restrained throughout the flight in a waist…

Published: 15 May 2018, https://is.gd/x16U68

Escorted immigration removal flight to Nigeria and Ghana - reasonably well conducted but concerns remain about restraints and detainee dignity
Operation Majestic, a regular Home Office-chartered immigration flight to Nigeria and Ghana, was found in March 2019 to have been carried out reasonably well. Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons, said numbers were low on the flight from Birmingham to Lagos and Accra, “and we observed better engagement between escorting staff and detainees than we have often seen.” The Inspectorate has inspected the flight four times before, most recently…

Published: 09 August 2019, https://is.gd/PWqr0g

Home Office-chartered Pakistan removal flight – respectful treatment but concerns including fire on escort vehicle
Inspectors found a mix of “positive and negative features” in the treatment of 34 people escorted from the UK to Pakistan on a Home Office-chartered immigration removal flight. Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, said escort staff from the private company Tascor were observed dealing with detainees respectfully and keeping them informed about the process during a “reasonably efficient” operation in February 2018. The need for…

Published: 28 June 2018, https://is.gd/JvjEHe

A Third Country Unit Removal To France, Austria And Bulgaria
…Detainees under escort: Inspection of a Third Country Unit removal to France, Austria and Bulgaria (17 January 2018) A Third Country Unit removal to France, Austria and Bulgaria (161.52 kB) A Third Country Unit removal to France, Austria and Bulgaria Action Plan (May 2018) A Third Country Unit removal to France, Austria and Bulgaria Action Plan (138.09 kB)…

Published: 15 May 2018, https://is.gd/4trzwo

A Third Country Unit Removal To France And Bulgaria
…Detainees under escort: Inspection of a Third Country Unit removal to France and Bulgaria (13–14 March 2018) A Third Country Unit removal to France and Bulgaria (211.58 kB) A Third Country Unit removal to France and Bulgaria Action Plan (October 2018) A Third Country Unit removal to France and Bulgaria Action Plan (133.97 kB)…

Published: 24 July 2018, https://is.gd/uDG2KW

Nigeria Escort And Removals
…Detainees under escort: Inspection of escort and removals to Nigeria (20–21 April 2011) Nigeria escort and removals (80.33 kB)…

Published: 06 September 2011, https://is.gd/dnZh6D

Afghanistan Escort And Removals
…Detainees under escort: Inspection of escort and removals to Afghanistan (25-26 June 2012) Afghanistan escort and removals (80.13 kB)…
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Published: 24 October 2012, https://is.gd/dnZh6D

Sri Lanka Escort And Removals
…Detainees under escort: inspection of escort and removals to Sri Lanka (6-7 December 2012) Sri Lanka escort and removals (84.29 kB)…

Published: 10 April 2013, https://is.gd/dnZh6D

Nigeria And Ghana Escort And Removals
…Detainees under escort: Inspection of escort and removals to Nigeria and Ghana (28 – 29 July 2015) Nigeria and Ghana escort and removals (170.08 kB) Nigeria and Ghana Service Improvement Plan 2016 (166.68 kB)…

Published: 20 November 2015, https://is.gd/dnZh6D


Campsfield House IRC escorts
…Unannounced inspection of detainees under escort at Campsfield House IRC (13 – 14 May 2008) Campsfield House IRC escorts (69.23 kB)…

Published: 02 December 2008, https://is.gd/6vjP3O

Gatwick Airport Escorts
…Unannnounced inspection of detainees under escort at Gatwick North and South short-term holding facilities (17–18 August 2009) Gatwick Airport escorts (41.37 kB)…

Published: 19 February 2010, https://is.gd/6vjP3O

Queen's Building, Heathrow Airport Escorts
…One unannounced and one announced inspection of detainees under escort at Queen’s Building, Heathrow Airport (2–3 July and 10 July 2007) Queen’s Building, Heathrow Airport escorts (108.05 kB)…

Published: 05 March 2008, https://is.gd/6vjP3O

Dungavel House IRC Escorts
…Announced inspection of detainees under escort at Dungavel House IRC (30 September – 2 October 2008) Dungavel House IRC escorts (107.73 kB)…

Published: 15 May 2009, https://is.gd/6vjP3O

Manchester Airport escorts
…Unannounced and one announced inspection of detainees under escort at Manchester detention centre, Manchester Airport (3 – 4 September 2007) Manchester Airport escorts (37.07 kB)…

Published: 05 March 2008, https://is.gd/BCqz5W

Manchester Airport STFH Escorts
…Unannounced inspection of detainees under escort at Manchester Airport short-term holding facilities (2–3 March 2010) Manchester Airport STFH escorts (36.46 kB)…

Published: 29 June 2010, https://is.gd/BCqz5W