Monitoring Immigration Detention – A Practical Guide

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International Detention Coalition (IDC), June 2014

IDCToday the use of immigration detention as a migration management tool is on the rise in a large number of countries. The detention of asylum-seekers and migrants represents a growing human rights challenge worldwide.

This Monitoring Manual was produced jointly by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) and the International Detention Coalition (IDC).

It is a step-by-step guide for anyone or any institution carrying out immigration detention visits. It can also be used as a checklist for authorities, detention centre staff and journalists on the standards that need to be applied when asylum-seekers and migrants are detained.

Contents include:

  • Detention in the immigration context
  • Immigration detention: a monitoring methodology
  • What aspects of immigration detention to examine

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