Immigration Detention Laws and Practices in Mexico; Lengthy Detention Stays for Asylum Seekers in New Zealand – GDP Newsletter 15.02.21

LATEST PUBLICATIONS Immigration Detention in Mexico: Between the United States and Central America Mexico has one of the largest immigration detention systems in the world, employing several dozen detention centres—euphemistically called estaciones migratorias—and detaining tens of thousands of people every year. Intense pressure from the United States and continuing migration from turmoil-wracked Central America have helped drive […]

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Human Rights Day 2020: Respecting the Human Rights of All People, Regardless of Their Immigration Status

Today, the international community marks the 72nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at a time when the human rights of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers are facing unprecedented challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed countless lives across the globe, but perhaps none more so than those of undocumented migrants and other vulnerable non-citizens. According to […]

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Immigration detention in Jordan and Algeria; Ongoing concerns in Oman and Lebanon – GDP July 2020 Newsletter

LATEST PUBLICATIONS Immigration Detention in Jordan: Detained by employers, locked inside refugee camps, pushed back into conflict zones Jordan has long played an important role in hosting refugees from neighbouring Arab states and has the second-largest share of refugees per capita worldwide. Although the country has at times been praised for its reception practices, arrests, forced […]

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Detention in Hungary; Torture Concerns in Bulgaria and Bosnia and Herzegovina – June 2020 Newsletter

LATEST PUBLICATIONS Immigration Detention in Hungary: Transit Zone or Twilight Zone? Hungary’s efforts to block asylum seekers were at the centre of an important May 2020 European Union Court of Justice ruling concerning its “transit zone” detention sites, located along the border with Serbia. For years, Hungary refused to acknowledge that people were “detained” in […]

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Spain’s Response to Covid-19; A Paradigm Shift in Argentina – May 2020 Newsletter

LATEST PUBLICATIONS Immigration Detention in Spain: A Rapid Response to Covid-19  On 6 May 2020, Spain reported that for the first time in its history, its immigration detention facilities, “Foreign Internment Centres,” were empty. These centres had long been the target of activists, local politicians, and human rights bodies, who argued that they were unnecessary and […]

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