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Lyubimets Detention Centre (Special Home for Temporary Accommodation of Foreigners (SHAF))

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Center status Show sources
Status Observation date
In use 2018
In use 2016
In use 2015
In use 2013
In use 2011

GDP facility typology Show sources
Category Filter Type Observation date
Administrative Immigration detention centre 2018
Administrative Immigration detention centre 2011
National typology Show sources
Name Observation date
Special Home for Temporary Accommodation of Foreigners 2018
Special Home for Temporary Placement of Foreigners 2013

Operating Period
Operating period Show sources
Year of Entry Year Ceased

Contact Information

City and region


Management and Services
Management Show sources
Name Type Observation date
Migration Directorate. Ministry of Interior. Governmental 2019
Outsourced services and non-state actors Show sources
Provider Service Observation date
Bulgarian Red Cross 2017

Security Regime Show sources
Security Level Observation date
Secure 2019

Detention timeframe
Maximum official detention period at facility Show sources
Length Observation date
Long-term (more than 20 days) 2017
Estimated average detention period (days) Show sources
Number of Days Observation date
52 2017
30 2013
31 2012
59 2011

Demographics Show sources
Name Observation date
Adult men 2019
Adult women 2019
Accompanied minors 2019
Families 2019
Disabled persons 2016
Families 2016

Categories of detainees
Categories of detainees Show sources
Name Observation date
Undocumented migrants (administrative) 2019
Asylum seekers (administrative) 2019
Recognized refugees (administrative) 2019
Asylum seekers (administrative) 2016
Undocumented migrants (administrative) 2016
Asylum seekers (administrative) 2013
Undocumented migrants (administrative) 2011

Gender segregation Show sources
Gender Segregation Observation date
Yes 2017
Legal segregation Show sources
Legal Segregation Observation date
Yes 2017
Yes 2017
Family segregation Show sources
Family Segregation Observation date
Yes 2017
Age segregation Show sources
Age Segregation Observation date
No 2017

Size and population
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility) Show sources
Type Capacity Observation date
Standard capacity 300 2017
Capacity including surge 400 2017
Standard capacity 300 2015
Standard capacity 300 2011
Total number of detainees (year) Show sources
Number Observation date
853 2017
Reported population at a specific time Show sources
Number Observation date
258 2017
349 2013

Inspection grade Show sources
Grade Observation date
Deficient (“Deficient” or “At Risk”) 2017
Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions Show sources
Adequate or Inadequate? Detention centre conditions Observation date
Inadequate Bedding and clothing 2017
Inadequate Showers and toilets 2017
Inadequate Recreation 2017
Inadequate Medical care 2017
Inadequate Food provision 2017
Inadequate Hygiene 2017
Inadequate Cell space 2017
Adequate Ventilation 2017
Inadequate State of repair 2017

Specially trained personnel Show sources
Trained Personnel Observation date
Yes 2017
Mistreatment complaints Show sources
Mistreatment Complaints Observation date
Yes 2017

Access by international organizations, civil society, national institutions Show sources
Yes or No Type of institution Observation date
Yes National non-governmental groups 2017
Yes UN High Commissioner for Refugees 2017
Yes International Organization for Migration 2017
Yes National ombudsman or human rights institution 2017
Yes National Preventive Mechanism under OPCAT 2017
Yes Bar associations or similar 2017
Family access Show sources
Family Access Observation date
Yes 2017
Consular access Show sources
Consular Access Observation date
Yes 2017


Custodial authority
Custodial authority Show sources
Agency Ministry Ministry Typology Observation date
Migration Directorate Ministry of Interior Interior or Home Affairs 2017
Migration Directorate Ministry of the Interior Interior or Home Affairs 2013
National Service Border Police Ministry of Interior Interior or Home Affairs 2011

Facility owner Show sources
State or Privately Owned Name of Owner Observation date
Government Ministry of Interior 2017

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