Statement to the Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries Panel on “PMSCs in places of deprivation of liberty and their impact on human rights”

Statement to the Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries Panel on “PMSCs in places of deprivation of liberty and their impact on human rights” Michael Flynn, Global Detention Project 27 April 2017   I am the Director of the Global Detention Project, a research center based in Geneva that documents the use of detention […]

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Joint Submission to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR): the Czech Republic

Czech Republic Joint Global Detention Project, Organization for Aid to Refugees and Forum for Human Rights Submission to the Universal Periodic Review 28th session of the UPR Working Group, October-November 2017   Submitting organisations The Global Detention Project (GDP) is an independent research centre based in Geneva, which investigates the use of immigration-related detention as […]

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Submission to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR): Argentina

  ARGENTINA Universal Period Review – 3rd Cycle   Submission to the Universal Periodic Review by the Global Detention Project (Geneva, Switzerland) 28th Session of the UPR Working Group, October-November 2017   Submitted on 30 March 2017   The Global Detention Project (GDP) is an independent research centre based in Geneva, Switzerland, that investigates the […]

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Submission to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR): Guatemala

Guatemala Global Detention Project Submission to the Universal Periodic Review 28th session of the UPR Working Group, October-November 2017   Submitting organisation The Global Detention Project (GDP) is an independent research centre based in Geneva, which investigates the use of detention as a response to international migration. Its objectives are to improve transparency in the treatment […]

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Submission to the UN Committee on Migrant Workers: Egypt

Global Detention Project Submission to the UN Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW) 26th Session (3-13 April 2017) Egypt Geneva, March 2017 Issues concerning immigration detention   The Global Detention Project (GDP) welcomes the opportunity to provide information relevant to the list of issues prior to reporting for the second periodic report of Egypt (due in […]

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Submission to the UN Committee on Migrant Workers: Algeria

Global Detention Project Submission to the UN Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW) 26th Session (3-13 April 2017) Algeria Geneva, March 2017     Issues concerning immigration detention The Global Detention Project (GDP) welcomes the opportunity to provide information relevant to the list of issues relating to the second periodic report of Algeria (CMW/C/DZA/2) with respect […]

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Joint Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child: Spain

Joint Global Detention Project and Pueblos Unidos Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child 77 Session, Pre-Sessional Working Group (5-9 June 2017) Consideration of State Report – Spain (combined fifth and sixth period report) Geneva, 28 February 2017   ISSUES CONCERNING IMMIGRATION DETENTION The Global Detention Project (GDP) and Pueblos Unidos […]

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When Is Immigration Detention Lawful? The Monitoring Practices of UN Human Rights Mechanisms: Global Detention Project Working Paper No. 21

The authors describe the normative framework governing immigration detention established in core international treaties and discuss how human rights bodies apply this framework when reviewing states’ policies and practices. Their assessment of the impact and implementation of fundamental norms reveals gaps in the international protection regime and highlights how states’ responses to this regime have shaped contemporary immigration detention systems. […]

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