When Is Immigration Detention Lawful? The Monitoring Practices of UN Human Rights Mechanisms
Global Detention Project Working Paper No. 21 By Mariette Gange and Izabella Majcher February 2017 This Global Detention Project Working Paper details how the banalisation of immigration detention is contested by international human rights mechanisms. Since the creation of the United Nations, the global human rights regime has provided a framework for the protection … Continue reading When Is Immigration Detention Lawful? The Monitoring Practices of UN Human Rights Mechanisms
Japan: open letter to the Minister of Justice of Japan
In this document Amnesty International expresses its deep concern regarding the prolonged detention of minors seeking asylum in Japan.
Italy: temporary stay, permanent rights: the treatment of foreign nationals detained in ‘temporary stay and assistance centres’ (CPTAs)
This document is principaly concerned with the conditions of detention of illegal immigrants and failed asylum seekers prior to deportation.
Australia: the impact of indefinite detention: the case to change Australia’s mandatory detention regime
In this report Amnesty International focuses on Australia’s mandatory detention policy, and in particular on how it has allowed for prolonged and indefinite detention. The policy is considered to be inconsistent with Australia’s international human rights obligations. In particular it violates the right to liberty and security of persons due to its lack of a … Continue reading Australia: the impact of indefinite detention: the case to change Australia’s mandatory detention regime
Italy: Lampedusa, the island of Europe’s forgotten promises
This document outlines the situation of asylum seekers and migrants arriving in Lampedusa, and the irregularity of their status determination procedures.
Urgent action in focus: August 2005: Japan: a long way to go
The second half of this document outlines some major failings in the Japanese refugee status determination procedures, and the beneficial effect of Amnesty International’s Urgent Actions. The first half of the document concerns the death penalty in Japan, and is not relavant to forced migration.
Europe and Central Asia: summary of Amnesty International’s concerns in the region: July – December 2004
Includes a number of concerns regarding refugees, asylum seekers and returnees.
Amnesty International’s Statements to the 2005 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
This document includes Amnesty International’s statement to Working Session 2: migration, refugees and displaced people.
Open letter to the government of the Bahamas regarding the communication to the House of Assembly on the investigation of allegations of abuse and inhumane conditions at the detention centre on Carmichael Road, 8 December 2004
The detention centre in question houses, among others, asylum-seekers and children.
Protection gaps: Amnesty International’s concerns to UNHCR’S Standing Committee 8 – 11 March 2005
Within this document, AI raises concerns in regard to the current mass deportation of illegal immigrants from Malaysia, which is expected to affect the protection of large numbers of refugees from Indonesia, Myanmar and other countries. In addition, concerns are raised about the sustainability of return to Burundi and to Rwanda, including concerns about conditions … Continue reading Protection gaps: Amnesty International’s concerns to UNHCR’S Standing Committee 8 – 11 March 2005