Baroness Hamwee, Detention Campaigner Champion

LD4SOS Chair John Skipworth writes:

Detention Forum have named Liberal Democrat Peer and LD4SOS Vice-President, Sally Hamwee as one of their ‘Detention Champions for 2018’. 

Those of you who attended our AGM will already know about this but it was mine and Janet King’s privilege to attend the formal presentation to Sally at the House of Lords on Tuesday 4th December.

Suzannah Willcox of Detention Forum presented Sally with a trophy recognising her contribution to fighting for an end to indefinite detention and then Eiri Ohtani thanked Sally for her work. Other tributes were paid by representatives of Detention Action  , Freed Voices and Jesuit Refugee Service.

During a round table discussion we heard how detention had affected individual lives and the consequences that followed!

On a personal note it was great to be able to put faces to names and also further appreciate what esteem Sally is held in.

You can see more detail of the Liberal Democrat polices that Sally and other Lib Dem Parliamentarians have been continuously pursuing for many years now, here