Covid-19 & Immigration Detention: What Can Governments And Other Stakeholders Do?

While a growing number of States are prioritising the rights of migrants amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and opting for decongesting detention facilities, others are unfortunately detaining more migrants for longer periods of time or releasing them only to deport them unlawfully. The impacts of the increased use of immigration detention in the context of COVID-19 […]

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COVID-19 – Respecting the Rights of Migrants and Refugees

As the coronavirus pandemic changes the lives of societies around the world, so too must it spur consideration for how countries are choosing to treat people in their custody for immigration- or asylum-related reasons. This need is all the more pressing given how leaders in many countries have begun capitalising on the disease’s spread to fuel […]

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UN Experts call EU recommendation on return procedures a “slippery slope”

New EU recommendation on return procedures a “slippery slope” to solve European migration challenges – UN experts Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights GENEVA (9 March 2017) – EU countries must explore alternatives to increased detention and swift returns to uphold the human rights of migrants, UN experts* urge, as the EU […]

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