June 2015 Newsletter

Global Detention Project Newsletter June 2015 NEW GDP PUBLICATIONS Children in Immigration Detention: Challenges of Measurement and Definition Global Detention Project Discussion Paper The campaign to end the detention of children, including child migrants and asylum seekers, has generated impressive global momentum. However, there remain important gaps in this effort, including the absence of an […]

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May 2015 Newsletter

Global Detention Project Newsletter May 2015 NEW GDP DETENTION REPORT ECUADOR Ecuador has been widely lauded for adopting the principle of “universal citizenship” in its 2008 Constitution. However, in recent years, the country seems to have backtracked with respect to its reception of migrants and asylum seekers. Although it is one of the most important […]

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March 2015 Newsletter

Global Detention Project Newsletter March 2015 NEW GDP DETENTION REPORT JORDAN In late 2014, a court in Amman ruled that an Egyptian guest worker whose permit had been terminated by his employer was wrongfully placed in immigration detention and must be compensated for financial and psychological damages. The historic ruling was described by one observer […]

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February 2015 Newsletter

Global Detention Project Newsletter February 2015 NEW GDP DETENTION REPORT Libya With Libya experiencing large-scale internal displacement as the country becomes increasingly engulfed in civil war, migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees are finding themselves systematically exposed to arbitrary and indefinite detention. Concerns highlighted by observers include the increasing absence of oversight at detention facilities as […]

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January 2015 Newsletter

Global Detention Project Newsletter January 2015 NEW GDP DETENTION PROFILE Austria In early 2014, Austria opened its first specialized immigration detention facility. The development comes after more than two decades of criticism from national and international observers, who have pressed the country not to detain migrants and asylum seekers in prisons and other criminal facilities. […]

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October 2014 Newsletter

October 2014 PRESS RELEASE The Global Detention Project announces that it has re-launched as an independent non-profit research centre after being based for eight years at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Read the press release here. NEW GDP COUNTRY PROFILES Germany Germany’s immigration detention policies contrast sharply with those of its EU […]

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July 2014 Newsletter

Global Detention Project Newsletter July 2014 NEW GDP COUNTRY PROFILES Lebanon The war in Syria has put Lebanon’s treatment of asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in sharp relief. Three years into the conflict, Lebanon has gained the distinction of having the highest per-capita concentration of refugees recorded anywhere in the world in recent history, this […]

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March 2014 Newsletter

Global Detention Project Newsletter March 2014 NEW COUNTRY PROFILES Greece Greece has been ground zero in Europe’s efforts to halt irregular migration for several years. At the same time, the country’s economic crisis has exasperated social divisions leading to increasing violence and hostility directed at foreigners. With massive financial and operational assistance provided by the […]

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February 2014 Newsletter

Global Detention Project Newsletter February 2014 NEW COUNTRY PROFILES New Zealand Often regarded as exemplary in its treatment of refugees and asylum seekers, New Zealand has significantly hardened its immigration rhetoric and laws in recent years, even as migratory pressures in the country have diminished. Following the example of Canada and its neighbour Australia, New […]

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January 2014 Newsletter

Global Detention Project Newsletter January 2014 NEW GDP COUNTRY PROFILES Malta Officials in Malta have argued that unauthorized migration to the country has reached an “emergency scale” and that there is a “national crisis” with respect to administrative detention. When Maltese officials refer to this “crisis,” they argue that Malta represents an exceptional case due […]

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