Although detention numbers have fallen steeply in the Netherlands, they have surged in the Kingdom’s Caribbean islands as Venezuelans flee their country’s failing economy.
While “pushbacks” at Spain’s borders in Africa are on the rise, the country’s immigration detention numbers are plummeting and a growing movement of activists and local officials are demanding an end to this practice.
NEW GDP WORKING PAPERS
Detention, Deportation, and Waiting: Toward a Theory of Migrant Detainability
By Nicholas De Genova
The global expansion of deportation regimes has spurred an analogous expansion of migrant detention. This GDP Working Paper situates the analysis of immigration detention in the framework of contemporary critical theory, interrogating the economy of different conditionalities that undergird the distinct categories of migrants who are subjected to detention power.
Immigration Detention and Civil Disobedience
By Claudia Muñoz and Michael P. Young
The authors highlight efforts by undocumented youth in the United States to “infiltrate” immigration detention centres to argue that civil disobedience, a strategy often ignored by allies and advocates of immigrants, can be an effective tool to counter growing detention and deportation systems.
The GDP participated in an NGO Panel in Geneva with Manfred Nowak, newly appointed Independent Expert for the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, Geneva, 22 November 2016. Information about the study is available here and here.
The GDP participated in OHCHR briefing “Integrating human rights into the follow-up to the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrant,” Geneva, 24 November 2014.