Protest the European Custody and Detention Summit

Protest the European Custody and Detention Summit


When: November 15, 2016

On 15 and 16 November, the European Custody and Detention Summit is taking place at The Tower of London, described by the organisers as ‘the world’s original high security prison’.

Global Justice Now is supporting the Reclaim Justice Network in a protest at the summit. 

The summit is being organised by “International Research Networks” which organises Fossil Fuel and Arms trade meetings such as the West Africa Oil & Gas Security Summit and the Eastern Europe Defence Summit. In the past, G4S and Thales have sponsored their events and security companies like these are likely to be in attendance at the event.

The summit poses as a forum for providers and policy makers to share best practice and discuss the future of custody and detention. It is being supported by a number of penal reform organisations.

A closer look at the agenda and list of participants indicates that this event is not about progressive reform and social justice – this conference is about promoting the penal industrial complex. In reality, the Custody and Detention Summit is a trade fair for security companies, prison builders, and other profiteers to present new technologies that expand and privatise the criminal justice system.

Join us in this demonstration to draw attention and show opposition to making profit from punishment in the criminal justice system and in border enforcement.

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