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Five years to reach Hamburg from Kaboul

Five years to reach Hamburg from Kaboul

This map represents the migratory journey of Ahmed, a young Afghan met in 2010. It brings to light the difficulties encountered by people who, during their trip, face the barriers erected by the European Union (EU). Multiple and multifaceted, they materialize the European Union will to push back those considered as “unwanted” in the EU. […]

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Map posted the 2015/12/17

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Progressive privatisation of camps management

The management of migrant detention centres draws more and more the interest of private companies and multinational corporations. In the European Union (EU), privatization was pioneered by the United Kingdom where the State controls only part of the centres. The rest is entrusted to private companies, from construction and maintenance, to access to healthcare, accommodation […]

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Maximum periods of detention for foreign detainees in the EU

According to the “Return” Directive, detention should be an exceptional measure, allowed only when other less coercive measures cannot be applied to carry out a deportation. However, in practice, several Member States make systematic use of detention, even though it is clearly defined as a measure of “last resort” in national law and even though […]

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The pricipal spaces of detention

In 2011, the Migreurop network listed close to 300 existing migrant detention facilities throughout the 27 EU countries. If those linked to the EU’s migration policy located in countries outside the EU are added – such as in Ukraine, Turkey or Libya – the number reaches almost 420. The increasing number of detention facilities in […]

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Euphemisms of camps in Europe

This map shows some euphemisms used by member states to refer to the different types of detention centres: Romania refers to “public support centres” (Centrul de custodie publica). Turkey – an EU candidate country – went as far as using the term “guest houses”, until it was called to order by the Committee for the […]

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Criminalisation of immigration

Migrants without papers can end up being locked up in camps for migrants, deported and banned from entering EU territory for five years. The introduction of a “criminal offence of illegal entry or stay” in some destination countries (in Italy for example) and the imposition of racial profiling practices against migrants across Europe are some […]

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“Voluntary” returns: another way to deport ?

EU Member States increasingly resort to “voluntary” return procedures to send migrants back to their countries of origin. This solution, not only cheaper and sometimes quicker, also appears in the public eye as more humane than forced returns. However, it remains a means of expulsion. In France, for many years, “voluntary” returns were included in […]

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Map posted the 2013/11/26

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Nearly 225,000 foreigners were deported from the European Union in 2010

Nearly 225,000 foreigners were deported from the European Union in 2010

In the course of 2010, 539,776 people were served with a notice to leave the territory and nearly 225,000 migrants (226,379) were deported from European Union territory. Albanians, Moroccans and Afghans represented nearly half the total number of deportations. The Member States of the European Union which conducted the highest numbers of deportations in 2010 […]

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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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Map posted the 2013/11/26

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