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Harku Detention Centre

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Center status Show sources
Status Observation date
Closed (or ceased migrant detention operations) 2018
In use 2017
In use 2015
In use 2010

GDP facility typology Show sources
Category Filter Type Observation date
Administrative Immigration detention centre 2014
Administrative Immigration detention centre 2010
National typology Show sources
Name Observation date
Harku väljasaatmiskeskus 2013

Operating Period
Operating period Show sources
Year of Entry Year Ceased

Contact Information

City and region
Harku County (15 Km outside of Tallin)


Management and Services
Management Show sources
Name Type Observation date
Police and Border Guard Board Governmental 2014
Private security contractor Private For-Profit 2010
Government administrators Governmental 2010
Outsourced services and non-state actors Show sources
Provider Service Observation date
G4S Security 2010

Security Regime Show sources
Security Level Observation date
Secure 2014
Secure 2010

Detention timeframe
Maximum official detention period at facility Show sources
Length Observation date
Long-term (more than 20 days) 2017

Demographics Show sources
Name Observation date
Adult women 2015
Adult men 2015
Families 2015
Accompanied minors 2015

Categories of detainees
Categories of detainees Show sources
Name Observation date
Undocumented migrants (administrative) 2010
Asylum seekers (administrative) 2010

Gender segregation Show sources
Gender Segregation Observation date
Yes 2014
Yes 2010
Legal segregation Show sources
Legal Segregation Observation date
Yes 2010
Family segregation Show sources
Family Segregation Observation date
Yes 2014
Yes 2010
Age segregation Show sources
Age Segregation Observation date
Yes 2014
Yes 2010

Size and population
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility) Show sources
Type Capacity Observation date
Standard capacity 80 2013
Standard capacity 42 2010
Total number of detainees (year) Show sources
Number Observation date
67 2009
60 2008
41 2007
35 2006
31 2005
14 2004
23 2003
Reported population at a specific time Show sources
Number Observation date
24 2018
56 2015
13 2007
10 2007

Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions Show sources
Adequate or Inadequate? Detention centre conditions Observation date
Adequate Freedom of movement within facility 2015
Adequate Medical care 2015
Inadequate Access to internet 2015
Inadequate Food provision 2013
Adequate Hygiene 2007
Adequate Lighting 2007
Adequate Ventilation 2007
Inadequate Recreation 2007
Adequate Cell space 2007

Access by international organizations, civil society, national institutions Show sources
Yes or No Type of institution Observation date
Yes National ombudsman or human rights institution 2016
Yes International or regional human rights mechanisms 2007


Custodial authority
Custodial authority Show sources
Agency Ministry Ministry Typology Observation date
Ministry of the Interior Interior or Home Affairs 2010

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