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The detention archipelago (2012)

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  • The detention archipelago (2012) The detention archipelago (2012)


In France, there are many camps across the territory, in mainland France and its overseas territories. They range from “waiting areas”, used to hold migrants for the time necessary to check their application to stay on the territory, to administrative detention centres and administrative holding facilities where “undocumented” migrants – who have been on the territory for several months or years – are detained whilst awaiting deportation. Depending on the status of centre in which they are detained, migrants can be held for 48 hours (administrative holding facility) to 45 days (administrative detention centre). The maximum period of detention in a waiting area is 24 days.



Date(s) of publication: 2013
Author(s): Migreurop
Credits: Atlas of migration in Europe: A critical geography of migrations policies