Comments on Bill to amend Refugees Act, 200. (2008) [download id=”45″]
Recommendations of Christian NGOs for the Stockholm Programme. [download id=”39″]
IDC Statement to Human Rights Council 12th Session [download id=”38″]
This report was prepared by JRS Malta as part of the DEVAS project. The objective of this project, which was coordinated by JRS Europe, was to investigate and analyse vulnerability in detained asylum seekers and irregular migrants: both the way in which pre-existing vulnerable groups cope with detention and the way in which detention can exacerbate vulnerability in persons who are otherwise healthy. As part of this project, research was conducted in 23 EU Member States. Download the report [download id=”21″].
World Refugee Day 2010 Ecumenical Prayer Service in Sliema. Organised by Jesuit Refugee Service and the Dominican Community. [download id=”34″]
Executive summary of the comprehensive DEVAS Project Report “Becoming Vulnerable in Detention.” [download id=”28″]
The objective of the DEVAS project was to investigate and analyse vulnerability in detained asylum seekers and irregular migrants: both the way in which pre-existing vulnerable groups cope with detention, and the way in which detention can enable vulnerability in persons who do not otherwise possess officially recognised vulnerabilities and special needs.
In partnership with NGOs in 23 EU Member States, JRS-Europe oversaw the collection of 685 one-on-one interviews with detainees. The size and scope of the sample reveals that, despite the diversity of personal circumstances of the detainees, detention does have a common negative effect upon the persons who experience it. In addition to detainees, project partners interviewed detention centre staff and other NGOs operating within the centres, and conducted a survey of asylum and immigration laws in their respective countries. This data is included within each of the 22 national reports that are published in the full DEVAS report.
This study builds on previous reports and projects that investigated vulnerability in detention. It analyses the situation of individuals and groups that possess officially recognised special needs, such as minors, young women with children, the elderly and persons with medical illness. But this study also analyses the situation of detainees who often go unnoticed: young single men, persons without stated physical and mental health needs, and persons in prolonged detention. Most importantly, this study pushes the discussion on vulnerability and detention one step further because its results are based exclusively on the voices of detainees. Thus the understanding of vulnerability that emerges from this study characterises the experiences of detainees as they told it themselves. [download id=”27″]
Benedict XVI on refugees. Comments during visit to Malta, 17-18 April 2010. [download id=”36″]
This report describes the social and legal situation of forced migrants who came from countries outside the European Union1 and are living in destitution in the following EU Member States: Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Annexes contain summaries of the situation in France, Slovenia and Ukraine. [download id=”29″]
Issue 48 of the international office magazine [download id=”17″]