Saudi Arabia Immigration Detention Data Profile (2020)

Saudi Arabia Detention Data (2020) The latest detention-related data from Saudi Arabia, including immigration and detention-related statistics, domestic laws and policies, international law, and institutional indicators. View the Saudi Arabia Detention Data Profile Related Reading: Saudi Arabia: Country Page Saudi Arabia: Joint Submission to the Universal Periodic Review (with Migrant-Rights.org) (2018) Saudi Arabia: Joint Submission […]

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International Women’s Day: Focusing Attention on the Abuses Women Suffer in Immigration Detention

Last week, reports emerged concerning a 24-year-old Honduran woman’s premature labour and subsequent delivery of a stillborn baby while in custody at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centre in Texas. While officials were quick to offer the awkward qualification that “for investigative and reporting purposes, a stillbirth is not considered an in-custody death,” the incident nevertheless added fuel to the growing criticism of the Trump administration’s treatment of vulnerable individuals in detention. […]

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Joint Submission to the Universal Periodic Review: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Joint Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of the Human Rights Council 31st session, November 2018 The Global Detention Project (GDP) is a non-profit research centre based in Geneva, Switzerland, that investigates the use of detention in response to global migration. The GDP’s aims include: (1) providing researchers, advocates, and journalists with a […]

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Joint Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW): Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Global Detention Project and Migrant-Rights.org joint Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) 69th session (19th February – 9 March 2018) Geneva, January 2018 Issues related to immigration detention     The Global Detention Project (GDP) and Migrant-Rights.org welcome the opportunity to provide information relevant to the consideration of […]

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Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Saudi Arabia

Global Detention Project Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women Pre-sessional Working Group for the 69th session (24-28 July 2017) Saudi Arabia Geneva, June 2017   Issues related to immigration detention   The Global Detention Project (GDP) welcomes the opportunity to provide information relevant to the Consideration of the Combined […]

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Immigration Detention in Saudi Arabia

What we know about immigration detention in Saudi Arabia comes from scattered press accounts and reports by human rights organizations that rely on information provided by former detainees after they have been deported. While our knowledge of the Saudi detention regime remains very incomplete, these reports make clear that detention has become an important tool in the government’s […]

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There and Back Again: On the Diffusion of Immigration Detention

From Mexico to the Bahamas, Mauritania to Lebanon, Turkey to Saudi Arabia, South Africa to Indonesia, Malaysia to Thailand, immigration-related detention has become an established policy apparatus that counts on dedicated facilities and burgeoning institutional bureaucracies. Until relatively recently, however, detention appears to have been largely an ad hoc tool, employed mainly by wealthy states in exigent circumstances. This paper uses concepts from diffusion theory to detail the history of key policy events in several important immigration destination countries that led to the spreading of detention practices during the last 30 years and assesses some of the motives that appear to have encouraged this phenomenon. […]

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Michael Flynn on the Diffusion of Immigration Detention