The EU Returns Directive and the Use of Prisons for Detaining Migrants in Europe

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    Izabella Majcher

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    Staff Publications

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Can immigration detainees be held in prisons? Can they be confined alongside ordinary prisoners? On 17 July 2014, in its decisions on the joint cases of Bero & Bouzalmate and the case of Pham, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) rendered its opinion on these practices.