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)
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 →
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.
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.
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 →
Thailand: widespread abuses in the administration of justice
The practice of torture, and the existence of conditions amounting to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment have persisted in Thai detention centres and prisons for many years. Torture and ill-treatment during and shortly after arrest are ongoing concerns to Amnesty International. Abuses take place in various locations, including police stations, at the site of the … Continue reading Thailand: widespread abuses in the administration of justice →