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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.

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

France: the search for justice: the effective impunity of law enforcement officers in cases of shootings, deaths in custody or torture and ill-treatment

This report includes details of a number of cases involving asylum-seekers in France.

UK: seeking asylum is not a crime: detention of people who have sought asylum

This document looks at the different situations in which asylum seekers in the UK are detained, and includes statistical data and case studies.

UK: detention of people who have sought asylum: executive summary

The document summarized, which is also available in this digital library, looks at different situations in which asylum seekers in the UK are detained, and includes statistical data and case studies.

The human cost of Fortress Europe: detention and expulsion of asylum-seekers and migrants in the EU: Amnesty International open letter to the incoming UK Presidency on the occasion of World Refugee Day

This letter was written as three reports on the detention of asylum seekers in the EU were published (one for the UK, one for Italy and one for Spain)