Submission to the Committee on Migrant Workers: El Salvador

Since opening a dedicated immigration detention facility in 2008, little information has surfaced regarding the conditions that detainees face inside. During the Covid-19 pandemic meanwhile, concerns have been raised regarding the country’s quarantine facilities in which large numbers of returnees have been confined. […]

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Joint Submission to the Committee on Migrant Workers: Morocco

Despite announcing a new “humanitarian approach” to migration and asylum affairs in 2013, many migrants and asylum seekers continue to face harsh treatment, including arbitrary arrest, forced displacement, detention, and deportation. […]

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Paraguay Direccion General de Migracion Covid-19 Survey II (Información sobre Covid-19 y detención)

In a follow up to Paraguay’s official response to the GDP’s Covid-19 survey, the Direccion General de Migracion informed the GDP that it does not maintain statistics on the number of people placed in immigration detention nor does it have facilities for this purpose. […]

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Immigration Detention in Germany: From Open Arms to Public Backlash

During the height of Europe’s migration “crisis,” Germany was one of the few EU countries to openly embrace assisting refugees, registering more than a million arrivals in less than two years. However, this stance spurred a public backlash, which led to the adoption of a host of restrictive measures, including policies intended to increase removals, limit family reunifications, and expand the range of facilities that can be used to detain migrants. […]

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Immigration Detention in the European Union

This book offers a unique comparative assessment of the evolution of immigration detention systems in European Union member states since the onset of the “refugee crisis.” By applying an analytical framework premised on international human rights law in assessing domestic detention regimes, the book reveals the extent to which EU legislation has led to the adoption of laws and practices that may disregard fundamental rights and standards. […]

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Joint Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child: Tunisia

Global Detention Project and Forum Tunsien pour les Droits Économiques et Sociaux Joint Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (85th Session, 7-25 September 2020) Tunisia: Issues related to immigration detention The Global Detention Project (GDP) and the Forum Tunsien pour les Droits Économiques et Sociaux (FTDES) welcome the opportunity to […]

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Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child: Cyprus

Global Detention Project Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child (85th Session, 7-25 September 2020) Cyprus: Issues related to immigration detention The Global Detention Project (GDP) welcomes the opportunity to provide information for consideration of the combined fourth to sixth periodic reports of Tunisia (CRC/C/TUN/4-6) to the Committee on the Rights of […]

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