Immigration Detention through the Lens of International Human Rights: Lessons from South America

South America has not witnessed the same growth in immigration detention that has occurred in the rest of the world. This Global Detention Project Working Paper discusses developments across the region through the lens of international human rights standards to argue that while the failure of many Latin American countries to implement aggressive detention systems may appear to be anomalous, this underscores how detention has become normalized across most of the globe as a tool to respond to the complex phenomenon of irregular migration. Read the paper here.