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
Syria: appeal case: deported to where?! Incommunicado detention and torture of forcibly returned Syrians
This appeal case raises Amnesty International’s continuing concerns about a number of Syrian nationals being detained without charge or trial after being deported to Syria. Of the five men described here, detained for between four and 22 months, three have been denied access to visits from their families or a lawyer, and at least three … Continue reading Syria: appeal case: deported to where?! Incommunicado detention and torture of forcibly returned Syrians
Bahamas: forgotten detainees? human rights in detention
This report addresses some of Amnesty International’s main concerns with regard to human rights protection in the Bahamas, focusing on detainees in the custody of immigration, the police or the prison service. Includes a reply from the government of the Bahamas.
United States of America: Amnesty International’s concerns regarding post September 11 detentions in the USA
In the two months following the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, more than 1, 200 non-US nationals were taken into custody in the USA, in nationwide sweeps for possible suspects. Partial data released by the government last November revealed that most were men of Arab or South Asian origin detained … Continue reading United States of America: Amnesty International’s concerns regarding post September 11 detentions in the USA
United States of America: memorandum to the US Government on the rights of people in US custody in Afghanistan and Guantánamo Bay
More than one thousand foreign nationals were arrested and detained in the USA in post-11 September sweeps, and a great many people were taken into US custody in Afghanistan and elsewhere outside the USA, some 300 of these had been transferred to the US naval base at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba at the time of … Continue reading United States of America: memorandum to the US Government on the rights of people in US custody in Afghanistan and Guantánamo Bay
Japan: welcome to Japan?
This document states that foreign nationals entering Japan may be at risk of ill-treatment by immigration authorities during interrogations at Special Examination Rooms and by private security guards in detention facilities located at Japanese ports of entry, including Narita Airport.
United States of America: memorandum to the US Attorney General: Amnesty International’s concerns relating to the post-11 September investigations
More than 1, 100 people, mainly non-US nationals, have been taken into custody in the USA during the investigations into the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 11 September 2001. Many of them have reportedly been held under new government powers to detain people for questioning for an extended period before … Continue reading United States of America: memorandum to the US Attorney General: Amnesty International’s concerns relating to the post-11 September investigations
Thailand: Sok Yoeun, Prisoner of Conscience: open letter to the Prime Minister
This letter is about the continued detention of Sok Yoeun, a Cambodian refugee and prisoner of conscience who has been held by the Royal Thai Government since December 1999.
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Kosovo): the forgotten resistance: the plight of conscientious objectors to military service after the conflict in Kosovo
This document discusses the plight of those who, often at the instigation of the international community, conscientously objected during the conflict in Kosovo. It calls on the international community to protect conscientous objectors who have fled the region.
Saudi Arabia: Hani al-Sayegh: deported, detained, denied basic rights
Hani al-Sayegh, a Saudi Arabian, fled to the USA to seek asylum. On 10 October 1999 he was forcibly returned home, two days after the US authorities stated that he ”was not entitled to remain in this country and that his removal to Saudi Arabia was appropriate”. On his arrival in Saudi Arabia he was … Continue reading Saudi Arabia: Hani al-Sayegh: deported, detained, denied basic rights