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A public inquiry into the mistreatment of individuals who were detained at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre in 2017

Who we are

The Brook House Inquiry has been set up to investigate the decisions, actions and circumstances surrounding the mistreatment of individuals who were detained at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) shown in the BBC Panorama programme “Under-Cover: Britain’s Immigration Secrets”, aired on 4 September 2017.

Find out more about the Inquiry or look at our terms of reference.

The Chair’s Opening Statement, Preliminary Hearings and other videos can be viewed on the Brook House YouTube Channel and written copies of our transcripts can be found on our evidence page.

Hearings

The Brook House Inquiry’s first phase of hearings will commence on the 23 November 2021 and will conclude on or before 10 December 2021. Hearings will generally run from 10am – 4pm Monday to Thursday and 09.30am – 1.30pm on Fridays. Details about the timetable for the week ahead will be published on our Hearings page.

Hearings will take place at the International Dispute Resolution Centre, 1 Paternoster Lane, London EC4M 7BQ, near St Paul’s Cathedral in London. You can find out more about our venue here.

Space at our venue is limited due to the need to maintain social distancing and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. As such, we advise you to book a seat specifying the date or session you wish to attend. This can be done up to 24 hours in advance of the date you wish to attend. If you turn up without a seat booking, you might be refused entry if we are full. We would also encourage you to read our Covid-19 information before attending. If you would prefer to follow the hearings virtually, all sessions are streamed live on our YouTube channel. 

Evidence from the Inquiry will be published here following each hearing. Please be advised that some people may find some of the material distressing. If you need support you can find out more here.

Talk to us

If you were detained at, working in, or involved with Brook House IRC between 1 April 2017 and 31 August 2017 and have information to support the Inquiry, please get in touch:

For individuals who were detained at Brook House

Were you detained at Brook House IRC between 1 April 2017 and 31 August 2017?

Talk to us

For staff members

Were you a staff member at Brook House IRC between 1 April 2017 and 31 August 2017?

Talk to us

If you wish to ask a question about the Inquiry or if you have information to support our investigations, please get in touch:

  • You can call the Inquiry Information line on: 0800 181 4363. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. If lines are busy or you are calling out of hours, you may need to leave a message. We check this service regularly and we will get back to you.
  • Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, all calls using the freephone number will be directed to voicemail, which may result in a delayed response.
  • You can also share your experiences by emailing us at enquiries@BrookHouseInquiry.org.uk.

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