The GDP and the International Refugee Rights Association Submit Freedom of Information Requests to Türkiye’s Presidency of Migration Management

In September 2022, the Istanbul-based International Refugee Rights Association (IRRA) submitted three freedom of information (FOI) request’s to Türkiye’s Presidency of Migration Management regarding the country’s immigration detention practices. The access to information requests were issued as part of IRRA’s participation in the Global Detention Project’s “Global Immigration Detention Observatory” project, which seeks to build […]

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The GDP and Migrant-Rights Submit Freedom of Information Requests to Government Agencies in UAE

On 21 June 2022, the GDP and Migrant-Rights.org submitted freedom of information requests regarding immigration detention practices to UAE’s Ministry of Interior; Judicial Department (Human Rights Office); Federal Authority for Government Human Resources; Ministry of Human Resources Emiratisation; and Statistics Center. In particular, we requested the following information: The number of non-citizens detained or arrested in 2019, […]

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The GDP and Migrant-Rights Submit Freedom of Information Requests to Government Agencies in Saudi Arabia

On 21 June 2022, the GDP and Migrant-Rights.org submitted freedom of information requests regarding immigration detention practices to Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior (General Department of Expatriate Affairs), General Authority for Statistics, and Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development. In particular, we requested the following information: The number of non-citizens detained or arrested in 2019, 2020, […]

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The GDP and Migrant-Rights Submit Freedom of Information Requests to Government Agencies in Qatar

On 21 June 2022, the GDP and Migrant-Rights.org submitted freedom of information requests regarding immigration detention practices to Qatar’s Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs; Planing and Statistics Authority; and Ministry of Interior (including its Legal Affairs Department; General Directorate of Civil Defence – Administrative Affairs Department; and General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security […]

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The GDP and Migrant-Rights Submit Freedom of Information Requests to Government Agencies in Kuwait

On 21 June 2022, the GDP and Migrant-Rights.org submitted freedom of information requests regarding immigration detention practices to Kuwait’s Central Statistical Bureau, Ministry of Social Affairs and Work, the Public Authority for Manpower, and Talha Deportation Prison (Ministry of Interior). In particular, we requested the following information: The number of non-citizens detained or arrested in 2019, 2020, […]

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The GDP and Migrant-Rights Submit Freedom of Information Requests to Government Agencies in Bahrain

On 21 June 2022, the GDP and Migrant-Rights.org submitted freedom of information requests regarding immigration detention practices to Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Labour and Social Development, and National Institution for Human Rights. In particular, we requested the following information: The number of non-citizens detained or arrested in 2019, 2020, and 2021 – including […]

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