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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Recommendations Stockholm Programme

Recommendations of Christian NGOs for the Stockholm Programme. Recommendations Stockholm Programme (172 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

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 Becoming Vulnerable in Detention (475 downloads) .

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WRD 2010 Prayer Service

World Refugee Day 2010 Ecumenical Prayer Service in Sliema. Organised by Jesuit Refugee Service and the Dominican Community. WRD2010-Ecumenical Prayer Service (172 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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Benedict XVI on refugees

Benedict XVI on refugees. Comments during visit to Malta, 17-18 April 2010. Benedict XVI on refugees (166 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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Servir 48

Issue 48 of the international office magazine Servir 48 (249 downloads)

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