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Norway Immigration Detention

Although independent observers have lauded some of Norway’s detention practices, its sole dedicated immigration detention facility, the Trandum Detention Centre, has come under intense scrutiny because of a variety of problems at the facility, including riots, fires, and escape attempts. Observers have also criticised the facility for overcrowding and using inadequately trained private security guards. The turmoil at Trandum has occurred against the backdrop of hardening immigration policies in Norway, which have resulted in increasing detentions and deportations as well as more restrictive asylum practices.

Norway Quick Facts

  • Immigration detainees:
    2,939
    Detained minors:
    330
    Persons expelled :
    4,255
    International migrants:
    694,500
    New asylum applications :
    18,309