Articles published in 2014

Finland [FR,EN] CPT, “Publication of preliminary observations by Council of Europe anti-torture Committee (CPT) after visit to Finland in September/October 2014.”

[EN] A CPT’s delegation visited Finland (from 22/09 to 02/10) and examined among other things the situation of prisoners in police and prison establishments, and of foreign nationals held under aliens’ legislation. The Finnish authorities requested the publication of CPT’s preliminary observations. News Flash Publication of preliminary observations by Council of Europe anti-torture Committee (CPT) […]


Article posted the 2014/10/31

Egypt [EN] GDP, « Immigration Detention in Egypt. »

[EN] According the Global Detention Project’s study on detention politics and practices in Egypt, the government does not release statistics related to the actual/average length of time for administrative detention and the places where immigrants are held. Migrants and asylum seekers in Egypt are particularly vulnerable to detention and deportation, while their fundamental rights are […]


Article posted the 2014/10/30

Germany [EN]  GDP, “Germany Detention Profile” 

[EN] The study of Global Detention Project presents several aspects of the German practices concerning migrant and asylum seekers’ detention. For example, unlike the vast majority of EU countries, Germany makes wide use of its prisons to hold non-citizens in administrative detention. Moreover, the decentralized nature of immigration detention in Germany (managed by the Länders, […]


Article posted the 2014/10/30

Italy [IT, EN] Corriere della Sera Milano, Doors opened and toys. The new life of the via Corelli CIE

[EN] Article regarding the « centre of identification and deportation » (CIE) in Milan, which was closed –until December 31, 2014- in order to re open as a temporary centre for the exiles.   See this article online: http://cartadiroma.waypress.eu/RassegnaStampa/LetturaNL.aspx?dest=fratucello@arci.it&cod=292014MI5319810001


Article posted the 2014/10/29

Italy [EN,IT] Cronache di ordinario razzismo, CIE: reduction of detention time, from 18 months to 90 days.

[EN] The Italian Parliament approved the «legge Europea 2013 bis »; law that reduces the detention time (increased from 6 to 18 months in 2011) to 90 days. CIE: da 18 mesi a 90 giorni, approvata riduzione tempi di trattenimento Cambiano i tempi di trattenimento nei Centri di Identificazione ed Espulsione: ieri la Camera dei deputati […]


Article posted the 2014/10/22

Melilla [EN, ES] vimeo, Thus the Ministry of Interior defends Spain.

[EN] Video that shows Guardia Civils’ brutalities in Melilla, against migrants attempting to cross the borders. It also shows Guardia Civil officers beating several people. See the video online:  http://vimeo.com/109091397


Article posted the 2014/10/16

France/ Europe [EN] Open Access Now, New booklet “The hidden face of immigration detention camps in Europe”, on the occasion of the mobilization 2014.

[EN] “The hidden face of immigration detention camps in Europe”, is published as part of the Open Access Now campaign. The objective of this publication is to expose the realities of detention in Europe. Thus it places in perspective the principles of human rights and fundamental freedoms, with the European policies regulating detention of foreigners […]


Article posted the 2014/10/15

Belgium [EN] Rtbf.be, Theo Francken wants more deportations of undocumented immigrants.

[EN] Article which refers to the will of the new Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration, Theo Francken (N-VA), to increase the capacity of detention centers in Belgium. Additional spaces, imply about 1000 additional deportations. Theo Francken veut plus d’expulsions de sans-papiers Le nouveau secrétaire d’Etat à l’Asile et à la Migration Theo Francken […]


Article posted the 2014/10/13

Greece [EN, FR] CPT, “Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Greece”

[EN] Report on the visit carried out in Greece in April 2013. The visit took place two years after the CPT had issued a public statement in which it had expressed serious concerns regarding the lack of effective action to tackle systemic deficiencies concerning the conditions of detention of irregular migrants and the situation in […]


Article posted the 2014/10/10

Italy [EN,IT] MEDU, Close the archipelago CIE. Complete data on ‘centres of identification and expulsion’ per centre and nationality.

[EN] Medici per I Diritti Umani, (MEDU, Physicians for Human Rights) published comprehensive data on Italian “identification and expulsion centres’’ (CIE), for 2013: 5 431 male detainees, of which 1 470 Tunisians, 1 020 Moroccans, 439 Albanians. Also 585 female detainees, mainly Nigerians (207), Romanians (81), and Chinese (51). The percentage of repatriated migrants is 45, 7 %, […]


Article posted the 2014/10/08

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