PRESS RELEASE FOR INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY–SUNDAY 18 DECEMBER
“Children and families should never be in immigration detention – UN Experts” Read Here
NEW DETENTION PROFILE
Lithuania operates one immigration detention centre, the Foreigners Registration Centre, where several hundred people are confined annually. Despite recently expanding the legal grounds for detaining undocumented migrants and asylum seekers, detainee numbers have remained largely stable. The largest proportion of detainees is from Asia. In 2015, of the 353 people placed in immigration detention 203 were from Vietnam. Read here.
The global expansion of immigration detention creates an imperative for the mental health community to develop specialized models of care. The authors employ lessons learned from their experiences in Australia to provide a framework for understanding the corrosive nature of immigration detention and suggest clinical approaches that may be adapted to assist detainees in developing resilience to such settings. Read here. GDP ON THE RECORD
On 15 December the GDP’s executive director spoke at the launch of the Berlin newspaper Tageszeitung’s new online tool tracking European Union funding for migration control efforts in “partner countries” in Africa. The GDP spoke on the impact that European external migration policy has had on increasing the use of immigration detention across the region. For more information see this website, Schengen fur uns, Zaune fur Africa.
“Announcing Regional Conference on Detention,” European Network on Statelessness
On 4-5 May 2017, we will hold a major regional conference in Budapest to launch a new comparative report as well as to provide a platform for concerted Europe-wide advocacy aimed at protecting stateless persons from arbitrary detention.