Republic of Korea (South Korea) Immigration Detention Data Profile (2020)

Republic of Korea (South Korea) Detention Data (2020) The latest detention-related data from Republic of Korea (South Korea), including immigration and detention-related statistics, domestic laws and policies, international law, and institutional indicators. View the Republic of Korea (South Korea) Detention Data Profile Related Reading: Republic of Korea (South Korea): Country Page Immigration Detention in the […]

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Penalising People in Need, from Korea to the Caribbean to the Netherlands – GDP February 2020 Newsletter

OUR LATEST PUBLICATIONS Immigration Detention in the Republic of Korea: Penalising People in Need of Protection Over the last two decades, South Korea has implemented increasingly restrictive asylum and migrant worker policies. The government does not provide adequate data about detention, making it challenging to assess trends in the country, but observers report that this […]

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Immigration Detention in the Republic of Korea: Penalising People in Need of Protection

Over the last two decades, South Korea has implemented increasingly restrictive asylum and migrant worker policies. Although the government does not provide adequate data about immigration detention, making it challenging to assess trends in the country, observers have reported that in recent years this crackdown has grown in scale and intensity. Children, victims of trafficking, and other vulnerable groups can be subjected to indefinite detention, often in facilities where detainees have reported instances of abuse; asylum seekers can find themselves stranded for months in privately operated airport “holding areas”; and national and international human rights bodies have repeatedly called for reforms in the country’s immigration detention centres. […]

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