Migration-related detention: A global concern

Migration-related detention: A global concern

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Index Number: POL 33/004/2008
Date Published: 1 December 2008

Migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees are regularly deprived of their liberty purely for administrative convenience. Many countries use detention to deter people from migrating or seeking asylum. Using illustrative cases, this document provides an overview of detention practices in different countries. Detention of non-nationals and asylum-seekers, conditions of detention and human rights standards relating to particular groups are also covered.


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