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Healthcare in Detention

A list of the main JRS concerns on the situation of health care in the detention centres. Download Healthcare in Detention (443 downloads)

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NGO Position Paper on Inquiry Report [Executive Summary]

This document summarises the position paper prepared by the Emigrants’ Commission and Jesuit Refugee Service, on the report of the inquiry into the incidents at Safi Barracks on 13 January 2005. The position paper highlights our most pressing concerns and makes recommendations for action in view of the government’s commitment to study the report and take any action necessary. NGO Postition Paper on Inquiry Report (348 downloads)

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Comments on Bill to amend Refugees Act, 2000

Comments on Bill to amend Refugees Act, 200. (2008) Comments on 2008 Law (252 downloads)

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IDC Statement to Human Rights Council 12th Session

IDC Statement to Human Rights Council 12th Session IDC Statement to Human Rights Council 12th Session (168 downloads)

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Becoming Vulnerable in Detention – The DEVAS Project (Executive Summary)

Executive summary of the comprehensive DEVAS Project Report “Becoming Vulnerable in Detention.” Becoming Vulnerable in Detention (Executive Summary) (171 downloads)

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Becoming Vulnerable in Detention – Civil Society Report on the Detention of Vulnerable Asylum Seekers and Irregular Migrants in the European Union. (The DEVAS Project).

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. Becoming Vulnerable in Detention (The DEVAS Project) (184 downloads)

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Living In Limbo – Forced Migrant Destitution in Europe

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. Living in Limbo (172 downloads)

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CPT Report 2005

CPT Report 2005 CPT Report 2005 (160 downloads)

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JRS Europe Position on Detention

JRS Europe. Common Position on Administrative Detention. JRS Europe Position on Detention 2008 (173 downloads)

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CPT Report Malta Gov Reply

CPT Report Malta Gov Reply CPT 2005 Gov Reply (159 downloads)

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