Detention Taskforce submission of evidence: Pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Victims Bill

June, 2022

This submission of evidence by the Detention Taskforce for pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Victims Bill focusses on the need for the Bill and Victim’s Code to be drafted in such a way as to ensure that all victims of crime, including those subject to immigration control, are included. If the Bill is to ensure equal access to justice and support for all victims, it must include a provision that would guarantee secure reporting pathways and prevent automatic data sharing between statutory services and Immigration Enforcement.