Costa Rica Detention Data (2020) The latest detention-related data from Costa Rica, including immigration and detention-related statistics, domestic laws and policies, international law, and institutional indicators. View the Costa Rica Detention Data Profile Related Reading: Costa Rica: Country Page Report: Immigration Detention in Costa Rica (2015) Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee: Costa Rica […]
Immigration Detention in Costa Rica
An important transit and destination country, Costa Rica began systemically applying immigration detention in the 1990s in response to migratory pressures from neighboring Nicaragua. The country currently operates two dedicated detention facilities, which have been criticized by national rights bodies for having inadequate sanitary conditions. […]
Donde Esta La Frontera?
IN THE EARLY MORNING OF DECEMBER 3, 2001, Kanu Okany Patel, a 35- year-old undocumented migrant from Gujarat, India, furtively made his way to the bathroom of a government-run detention center in Guatemala City, tied one end of a sturdy cord he’d secretly stripped from a window curtain around his neck, the other around a […]