Submission to the Committee on Migrant Workers: El Salvador

Since opening a dedicated immigration detention facility in 2008, little information has surfaced regarding the conditions that detainees face inside. During the Covid-19 pandemic meanwhile, concerns have been raised regarding the country’s quarantine facilities in which large numbers of returnees have been confined. […]

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Joint Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child: Tunisia

Global Detention Project and Forum Tunsien pour les Droits Économiques et Sociaux Joint Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (85th Session, 7-25 September 2020) Tunisia: Issues related to immigration detention The Global Detention Project (GDP) and the Forum Tunsien pour les Droits Économiques et Sociaux (FTDES) welcome the opportunity to […]

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Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child: Cyprus

Global Detention Project Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child (85th Session, 7-25 September 2020) Cyprus: Issues related to immigration detention The Global Detention Project (GDP) welcomes the opportunity to provide information for consideration of the combined fourth to sixth periodic reports of Tunisia (CRC/C/TUN/4-6) to the Committee on the Rights of […]

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Submission to the Universal Periodic Review: Lebanon

An estimated 73 percent of Syrian refugees in Lebanon lack legal status, limiting their access to services and rendering them vulnerable to abuse. In this submission to the UPR, the GDP highlights the country’s discriminatory treatment of refugees – as well as its policies vis a vis migrant domestic workers – and suggests various recommendations that the UPR Working Group should consider proposing. […]

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Joint Submission to the Universal Periodic Review: Oman

Despite its reliance on foreign labour, Oman features particularly restrictive immigration and sponsorship policies that make many non-nationals vulnerable to arrest, detention, and deportation. In a joint submission to the UPR, the GDP and Migrant-Rights.org highlight key concerns related to the country’s detention practices as well as the situation faced by foreign domestic workers who are excluded from labour laws. […]

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Submission to the UN Committee against Torture: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Conditions within detention and reception facilities in Bosnia and Herzegvonia have long been a matter of concern for rights observers – and the Covid-19 crisis has only exacerbated these. In this submission to the UN Committee against Torture, the GDP highlights areas of concern and urges the committee to address various priorities prior to the presentation of BiH’s report. […]

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Immigration Detention of Children and Adequate Reception and Care

Global Detention Project Response to Questionnaire of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants 15 May 2020 The Global Detention Project (GDP) completed a questionnaire for the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants concerning his thematic study on immigration detention of children. Questions addressed included: 1. Information on laws or policies […]

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Joint NGO Letter: UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As a result of Covid-19, in-person sessions of the UN human rights sessions have been postponed until at least June. While the suspension is affecting the work of the treaty bodies, it is important that they undertake many of the mandated activities such as considerations of individual communications and urgent actions, adoption of lists of issues (LOIs) and lists of issues prior […]

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