TURKEY: Joint Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

As Turkey has stepped up immigration controls there have been increasing reports of human rights abuses in detention centres and in other sites along its borders. Women have been subjected to abuses and gender-specific violations, including reports of rape of refugee women in some removal centres as well as humiliating strip searches. […]

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SOUTH AFRICA: Joint Submission to the Universal Periodic Review

This submission for the 4th cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of South Africa in March 2022 has been prepared by the Global Detention Project (GDP), a non-profit organisation based in Geneva that promotes the human rights of migration-related detainees, and Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), a South Africa based non-profit that promotes the rights of migrants and refugees. […]

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MOROCCO: Joint Submission to the Universal Periodic Review

SUBMISSION TO THE UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW 41st SESSION OF THE UPR WORKING GROUP NOVEMBER 2022 ISSUES RELATED TO MIGRATION-RELATED DETENTION AND BORDER ENFORCEMENT MEASURES (read formatted PDF version) This submission has been prepared by the Global Detention Project, a Geneva-based non-profit association that promotes the human rights of migrant detainees, and the Groupe antiraciste d’accompagnement et […]

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INDIA: Joint Submission to the Universal Periodic Review

41st Session of the UPR Working Group, 7-18 November 2022 Issues Related to Immigration-Related Detention and Asylum  INTRODUCTION (read formatted PDF version here) This submission for the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of India has been prepared by the Global Detention Project (GDP), a non-profit organisation based in Geneva that promotes the […]

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POLAND: Joint Submission to the Universal Periodic Review

41st Session of the UPR Working Group, 7-18 November 2022 Issues Related to Immigration-Related Detention and Asylum  This submission focuses on human rights concerns relating to Poland’s treatment of migrants, refugees, and people seeking asylum, including its use of immigration detention. This submission is made taking into account the millions of refugees who have crossed into […]

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PERU: Submission to the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families

In their joint submission to the UN Committee on Migrant Workers concerning the upcoming report on Peru, the Global Detention Project and the Grupo de Movilidad Humana de la Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos highlight concerns regarding Peru’s militarisation of border controls, which have become more severe since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and point […]

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Immigration Detention in Australia: Turning Arbitrary Detention into a Global Brand

Australia’s migration detention system is uniquely severe, arbitrary, and punitive. It includes a range of extreme and controversial policies–mandatory, indefinite, offshore, fully privatised detention–which are given blanket legal cover, are vigorously defended in the face of growing global opprobrium, and are spreading to countries near and far. […]

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The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention as a Venue for Challenging Arbitrary Immigration Detention: A GDP Briefing with Elina Steinerte

The Global Detention Project (GDP) hosted a 2-hour training and information session with the Chair of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD), Elina Steinerte. The event, held on Zoom, was attended by approximately 60 migrant rights advocates representing some 40 civil society organizations from every region of the world. The event was aimed […]

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