In a follow up to Paraguay’s official response to the GDP’s Covid-19 survey, the Direccion General de Migracion informed the GDP that it does not maintain statistics on the number of people placed in immigration detention nor does it have facilities for this purpose. […]
Paraguay Direccion General de Migracion Covid-19 Survey
Paraguay’s Immigration Service reports that although the country has not implemented a detention moratorium during the pandemic there have been no new detention orders because permits for foreigners have been temporarily extended. […]
Immigration Detention in Argentina: A Paradigm Shift?
Argentina, like its South American neighbours, has long de-emphasised detention and deportation in its immigration policies. However, in 2015 its posture changed dramatically after a conservative government took office, which pushed through several restrictive policy reforms and announced the opening of the country’s first specialised immigration detention centre. A new administration that took office in […]
Immigration Detention through the Lens of International Human Rights: Lessons from South America
Why hasn’t South America witnessed the same growth in immigration detention regimes that has occurred in the rest of the world? This Global Detention Project Working Paper discusses developments across the region through the lens of international human rights standards. […]