Merksplas, Antwerp

Centre pour illégaux de Merksplas (CIM)

Status

In use

2020

Type: Administrative (Immigration detention centre)

Authority: Governmental

Detains: Asylum seekers, Undocumented migrants

Capacity

71

2020

Reported Population

62

2020

Inadequate Conditions

Not available

Belgium

7,105

Immigration detainees

Detained asylum seekers

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information

Steenweg op Wortel 1A, 2330 Mersplas Belgium Tel. +32 (0)14 63 91 10 Fax +32 (0)14 63 91 20.

Center status

Status In use

2020

Status In use

2019

Status In use

2017

Status In use

2015

Status In use

2010
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2019

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2017

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2010
National typology

Name Centre pour IIlégaux de Merksplas (CIM)

2019

Name Centre pour illégaux/centre fermé

2017
Operating period

Year of Entry 1994

Year Ceased

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Office des Etrangers

Type Governmental

2019

Name l’Office belge des Etrangers

Type Governmental

2015
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2019

Security Level Secure

2010
Maximum official detention period at facility

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2019

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2010
Estimated average detention period (days)

Number of Days 40

2018

Number of Days 35.8

2008

Number of Days 38.2

2007

Number of Days 36.1

2006

Number of Days 45

2005

Number of Days 50.7

2004

Number of Days 41.9

2003
Demographics

Name Adult men

2018

Name Adult men

2010

Name Families

2010

Name Accompanied minors

2010

Name Adult women

2010
Categories of detainees

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2019

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2019

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2010

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2010
Gender segregation

Gender Segregation Not Applicable

2018
Legal segregation

Legal Segregation Not Applicable

2010

Legal Segregation Not Applicable

Family segregation

Family Segregation Not Applicable

2018
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 71

2020

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 146

2019

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 172

2006
Total number of detainees (year)

Number 1350

2018

Number 1216

2008

Number 1094

2007

Number 955

2006

Number 925

2005

Number 1297

2003
Average daily population

Number 145.3

2004

Number 153.4

2003
Reported population at a specific time

Number 62

2020
Family access

Family Access Yes

2019
Reported deaths at this facility

Reported deaths? Yes

2008
Outsourced services and non-state actors
Armed guards
Reported overstays at facility
Age segregation
Capacity reserved for immigration detainees (criminal facility)
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Specially trained personnel
Mistreatment complaints
Access by international organizations, civil society, national institutions
Consular access
Reports of attempted or successful suicides at this facility

BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS

Custodial authority

Agency Office des Etrangers (Immigration Office)

Ministry Home and Security

Ministry Typology Internal or Public Security

2019

Agency Office des étrangers

Ministry Service Public Fédéral Intérieur

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2010
Facility owner
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Area of authority or operations