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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Denmark Immigration Detention Data Profile (2020)

Denmark Detention Data (2020) The latest detention-related data from Denmark, including immigration and detention-related statistics, domestic laws and policies, international law, and institutional indicators. View the Denmark Detention Data Profile Related Reading: Denmark: Country Page Denmark: COVID-19 Updates Immigration Detention in Denmark: Where Officials Celebrate the Deprivation of Liberty of “Rejected Asylum Seekers” Submission to […]

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Immigration Detention in Denmark: Where Officials Celebrate the Deprivation of Liberty of “Rejected Asylum Seekers”

Denmark has pursued increasingly restrictive immigration and asylum policies. During the past three years, the country has adopted some 70 immigration-related amendments aimed at intensifying restrictions, dramatically cut back its asylum recognition rate, and called for detaining as many failed refugees as possible. Observers have repeatedly criticised the penitentiary-like conditions of Denmark’s main immigration detention […]

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Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child: Denmark

Global Detention Project Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) 76th Session (11 – 29 September 2017) Consideration of State Report – Denmark (fifth period report) Geneva, 10 August 2017   Issues concerning immigration detention   The Global Detention Project (GDP) welcomes the opportunity to provide information for consideration of […]

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Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee: Denmark

Global Detention Project Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee 117th Session (20 June – 15 July 2016) Consideration of State Report – Denmark (sixth periodic report) Geneva, 20 April 2016   Issues concerning immigration detention (article 9 and 10 of the ICCPR) The Global Detention Project (GDP) welcomes the opportunity to provide information for […]

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Immigration Detention in Denmark

Denmark has introduced increasingly restrictive policies regarding foreigners. An amendment to the Aliens Act provides “special circumstances” for detaining asylum seekers, including the detention of asylum seekers who are part of “massive arrivals.” Other controversial measures include allowing police to seize the valuables of asylum seekers, the temporary postponement of the right to family reunification, […]

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