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Ever longer detention of migrants

Ever longer detention of migrants

For the year 2011, the Migreurop network calculated 31,790 detention places in 255 camps, out of a total of 420 camps identified within the EU and at its borders. The absence of information on the “reception” capacity of the remaining 165 camps suggests that the total number of places is significantly greater than 31,790. The […]

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Multilingual euphemisms denoting camps for foreigners

Multilingual euphemisms denoting camps for foreigners

Various terms are used throughout Europe to refer to migrant detention sites. While some States use terms which clearly show the main objective of these sites, such as “deportation centres” or “immigration removal centres”, other States employ euphemisms, such as “Centro de instalaçao temporaria” or “Centre de prise en charge publique”. Turkey displayed a certain […]

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Less than half the foreigners held in administrative detention were deported in 2009

Less than half the foreigners held in administrative detention were deported in 2009

Of the 570,660 migrants who were detained in 2009 in the 27 EU Member States, 252,785 were deported to their country of origin. The United Kingdom (64,945) and Greece (62,850) carried out the most deportations. Although, in certain countries such as Romania, the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom, a period in detention generally results […]

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The human and financial cost of migrant detention in Eastern Europe

The human and financial cost of migrant detention in Eastern Europe

“The admission of new EU Member States in 2004 and 2007 and the integration of some of them in the Schengen area in December 2007, moved the EU’s external borders further eastward. Within the framework of the accession process of these new Member States, the EU promoted and supported policies aimed at migrant identification, detention […]

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Italy

Italy “Watchdogs of the Union”

“As a result of increased controls at sea off the Moroccan and West-African coasts, the number of boats trying to reach Southern Europe from Libya and Tunisia has been growing steadily… Those which reach European coasts face new dangers. Since the beginning of the 2000s, countries at the southern border of the EU have set […]

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Detention camps, open centres and transit zones in Great Britain

Detention camps, open centres and transit zones in Great Britain

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 […]

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Detention camps, open centres and transit zones in Sweden

Detention camps, open centres and transit zones in Sweden

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 […]

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Detention camps, open centres and transit zones in Spain

Detention camps, open centres and transit zones in Spain

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 […]

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 Detention camps, open centres as well as transit centres and transit zones in Slovenia

Detention camps, open centres as well as transit centres and transit zones in Slovenia

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 […]

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Detention camps, open centres and transit zones in Slovakia

Detention camps, open centres and transit zones in Slovakia

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 […]

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