Quick Facts: Italy

Number of Dedicated Immigration Detention Centres: 22 (2012)

Number of Criminal Facilities used for immigration detention: 0 (2012)

Number of Ad Hoc Facilities used for immigration detention: 6 (2012)

Number of Transit Detention Facilities: 6 (2012)

Total estimated immigration detention capacity: -

Total capacity of dedicated facilities: 1,901 (in CIEs only) (2012)

Number of immigration detainees: 7,735 (in CIEs only) (2011) 

Number of minors detained: -

Number of asylum seekers detained: -

Maximum length of detention in law: 18 months (2012)

Maximum length of detention in practice: 18 months (2012)

Average length of detention: 150 days (2012)

Number of persons expelled: 6,180 (2011)

Estimated undocumented population: 544,000 (2010)

Number of asylum claims: 34,120 (2011) 

Number of international migrants: 4,570,300 (2011)

International migrants as a percentage of total population: 7.5 percent (2011)

Immigration detainees as a percentage of total international migrant population: 0.2 percent (2011)

 

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Last updated: November 2012

Italy Country Links

 

 

 

Government Agencies

 

Ministero dell’Interno (Interior Ministry) - Italian

http://www.interno.it/mininterno/export/sites/default/it/

 

Interior Ministry - English

http://www.interno.it/mininterno/export/sites/default/it/temi/immigrazione/english_version/

 

 

 

International Organisations

 

International Labor Organisation (ILO) – Rome

http://www.ilo.org/public/english/region/eurpro/rome/

 

International Organisation for Migration (IOM) – Italy

http://www.iom.int/jahia/Jahia/pid/835

 

IOM Mission in Italy

http://www.italy.iom.int/index.php?language=eng

 

UNHCR – Italy

http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/page?page=49e48e996

 

 

 

NGOs and Research Institutions

 

Amnesty International Italia

http://www.amnesty.org/en/region/italy

 

Associazione per gli Studi Giuridici sull'Immigrazione (The Association for Legal Studies on Immigration)
http://www.asgi.it/home_asgi.php?


Associazione Ricreativa Culturale Italiana (Italian Cultural and Recreational Association)
www.arci.it 

 
Centro Astalli – JRS in Italy
www.centroastalli.it

 

Consiglio Italiano per i Rifugiati (Italian Council for Refugees)
http://www.cir-onlus.org/

 
Croce Rossa Italiana (Italian Red Cross)
http://www.cri.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/1

 

Federazione delle Chiese Evangeliche in Italia (The Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy)
www.fcei.it

 

Medecins Sans Frontieres (Medici Senza Frontiere) – Italy
http://www.medicisenzafrontiere.it/

 

Medici per i Diritti Umani (Doctors for Human Rights – Italy)
www.mediciperidirittiumani.org

 

 

 

Media

 

Corriere della Sera - English

http://www.corriere.it/english/

 

Corriere della Sera - Italian

http://www.corriere.it/

 

La Repubblica - Italian

http://www.repubblica.it/

 

La Stampa - Italian

http://www.lastampa.it/redazione/default.asp