Melsbroek (Brussels International Airport Zone)

Centre de Transit 127

Status

Closed
(or ceased migrant detention operations)

2012

Type: Administrative (Transit centre)

Authority: Governmental

Detains: Asylum seekers, Undocumented migrants

Capacity

60

2006

Reported Population

Not available

Inadequate Conditions

Not available

Belgium

7,105

Immigration detainees

Detained asylum seekers

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information
Haachtsesteenweg, 1820 Melsbroek Belgium Tel. +32 (0)2 753 53 55 Fax +32 (0)2 753 53 60.
Center status

Status Closed (or ceased migrant detention operations)

2012

Status In use

2010
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Administrative

Type Transit centre

2010
Operating period

Year of Entry 1988

Year Ceased 2012

National typology

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name State

Type Governmental

2010
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2010
Maximum official detention period at facility

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2010
Estimated average detention period (days)

Number of Days 18.3

2008

Number of Days 12.6

2007

Number of Days 7.8

2006

Number of Days 10.8

2005

Number of Days 8.8

2004

Number of Days 8.5

2003
Demographics

Name Adult women

2010

Name Adult men

2010

Name Families

2010

Name Accompanied minors

2010
Categories of detainees

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2010

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2010
Gender segregation

Gender Segregation Yes

2010
Legal segregation

Legal Segregation Not Applicable

2010
Family segregation

Family Segregation No

2010
Age segregation

Age Segregation No

2010
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 60

2006
Total number of detainees (year)

Number 1664

2012

Number 723

2011

Number 670

2010

Number 890

2008

Number 1319

2007

Number 1880

2006

Number 1604

2005

Number 1500

2003
Average daily population

Number 48.8

2004

Number 46

2003
Outsourced services and non-state actors
Armed guards
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Capacity reserved for immigration detainees (criminal facility)
Occupancy rate
Reported population at a specific time
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Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions
Specially trained personnel
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Access by international organizations, civil society, national institutions
Family access
Consular access
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Reports of attempted or successful suicides at this facility

BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS

Custodial authority

Agency Office des étrangers

Ministry Service Public Fédéral Intérieur

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2010
Facility owner
Estimated cost per detainee day at facility (in USD)
Estimated annual facility budget (in USD)
Area of authority or operations