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Slovakia

Slovakia's migration-related detention practices have been heavily influenced by the country’s integration into the European Union (EU), which resulted in Slovakia becoming a key external border country of the union. Increasing importance has been placed on strengthening borders, combatting migrant smuggling, and blocking the migrant transit route into Europe. 

Slovakia's migration-related detention practices have been heavily influenced by the country’s integration into the European Union (EU), which resulted in Slovakia becoming a key external border country of the union. The country has emphasized strengthening borders, combatting migrant smuggling, and limiting use of the country as a migrant transit route into Europe.

Slovakia Quick Facts

  • Immigration detainees:
    204
    Detained asylum seekers :
    90
    Detained minors:
    15
    Persons expelled :
    320
    International migrants:
    149600
    New asylum applications :
    732