December 2016 Newsletter

Global Detention Project Newsletter December 2016   PRESS RELEASE FOR INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY–SUNDAY 18 DECEMBER “Children and families should never be in immigration detention – UN Experts” Read Here   NEW DETENTION PROFILE Lithuania Lithuania operates one immigration detention centre, the Foreigners Registration Centre, where several hundred people are confined annually. Despite recently expanding the […]

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November 2016 Newsletter

Global Detention Project Newsletter November 2016   NEW DETENTION PROFILES Netherlands Although detention numbers have fallen steeply in the Netherlands, they have surged in the Kingdom’s Caribbean islands as Venezuelans flee their country’s failing economy. Spain While “pushbacks” at Spain’s borders in Africa are on the rise, the country’s immigration detention numbers are plummeting and […]

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September 2016 Newsletter

Global Detention Project Newsletter September 2016 NEW DETENTION PROFILES: A Focus on the Visegrad Originally created in 1991 to assist European integration and to support mutual security and socio-economic goals, the Visegrad Group is an alliance of four Central European EU member states, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. Today, they are among Europe’s […]

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June 2016 Newsletter

Global Detention Project Newsletter June 2016 NEW COUNTRY PROFILES New Zealand New Zealand has adopted stringent laws providing for immigration detention, including the detention of asylum seekers and children in cases of “mass” boat arrivals. The country has also lauded Australia’s offshore detention practices, saying they could help deter asylum seekers. Angola Angola has vigorously […]

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May 2016 Newsletter

GLOBAL DETENTION PROJECT NEWSLETTER MAY 2016 ANNUAL REPORT In December 2015, the Global Detention Project completed its first fiscal year as an independent non-profit association after operating for nearly eight years as an academic project based at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. This Annual Report details the origins and evolution of the GDP […]

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April 2016 Newsletter

GLOBAL DETENTION PROJECT NEWSLETTER APRIL 2016  ANNOUNCEMENT On Friday 27 May, the Global Detention Project will give a presentation of its new website and online database. The event will take place in the conference room at 1 rue Varembé, Geneva, at 12:30. If you would like to attend, please RSVP at admin@globaldetentionproject.org. NEW DETENTION PROFILES Denmark […]

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March 2016 Newsletter

GLOBAL DETENTION PROJECT NEWSLETTER MARCH 2016 NEW DETENTION PROFILES Sweden For many years, Sweden was lauded for its comparatively humane treatment of undocumented migrants and asylum seekers. However, reflecting a wave of get-tough policies announced by other European countries in the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis, in early 2016 Sweden announced that it was introducing […]

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February 2016 Newsletter

GLOBAL DETENTION PROJECT NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2016  NEW DETENTION PROFILE Guatemala Situated at the axis between North and South America and wracked by poverty and conflict, Guatemala is both an important source of migrants and asylum seekers as well as a major transit country. Mexico and the United States have long pressured the country to halt the […]

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December 2015 Newsletter

NEW GDP PUBLICATIONS   IMMIGRATION DETENTION IN THE GULF: Global Detention Project Special Report Labour migrants are a backbone of the economies of all the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council–Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. While much has been reported on the abuses these workers often suffer, very little is known […]

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