In December 2006, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) of the European Parliament commissioned a study on the conditions of migrants and asylum seekers in reception, detention and transit centres. This study, carried out by STEPS and completed in December 2007, is the first on this subject, based on field investigations conducted in all EU Member States (twenty-five countries at the time of commission).
The map below, taken from the report published on the completion of the study, shows the number, location, capacity and forms migrant detention mechanisms in Latvia in 2006.
See Latvia report here (in French only)
See full report here
- Detention camps, open centres and transit zones in Latvia (pdf - 984 kB )
InformationsDate(s) of publication: 2007
Author(s): STEPS Consulting social study for European Parliament
Credits: The conditions in centres for third country nationals (detention camps, open centres as well as transit centres and transit zones) with a particular focus on provisions and facilities for persons with special needs in the 25 EU member states
- Hotspots at the heart of the archipelago of camps
- Five years to reach Hamburg from Kaboul
- Detainees and detention centers in the United Kingdom: overcapacity and inhuman living conditions
- The Balkan buffer-zone
- Externalisation of the European migration policy into the Balkans: when delegating makes imprisonment easier
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