According to JRS-Europe’s 2010 report on Ireland, most immigration detainees do not remain in detention for longer than three days. 8 0 obj <>/XObject<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> IPRT opposes immigration detention as a matter of principle. 666/2016 – International Protection Act 2015 (Places of Detention) Regulations 2016, which was amended by the Reception Conditions Regulations 2018 to designate places of detention as “Every Garda Síochána Station [and] Cloverhill Prison.” <> The CPT went on to say that: "Even if the actual conditions of detention for these persons in the establishment concerned are adequate – which has not always been the case – the CPT considers such an approach to be fundamentally flawed. <> <> 7 0 obj endobj 2 0 obj A research report by Mark Kelly of Human Rights Consultants for the Irish Refugee Council, Irish Penal Reform Trust and Immigrant Council of Ireland. 4 0 obj 1 0 obj An international research organisation has published a new report exploring whether plans to build a new dedicated immigration detention facility in Ireland will result in more people being detained. endobj IPRT considers that holding immigration detainees in prisons in Ireland is wholly unacceptable. %���� The Global Detention Project is based in Geneva and reports on the human rights of detained migrants and asylum seekers around the world. In particular, people seeking asylum in Ireland should not be detained in prisons. endobj IPRT considers that holding immigration detainees in prisons in Ireland is wholly unacceptable. <> <> stream Publication Type: Country Detention Reports . endobj Findings of a new report highlight that many female foreign nationals being held in the Dóchas Centre are subject to racial abuse. ",#(7),01444'9=82. $.' Harmondsworth, near Heathrow, is the largest detention centre in Europe, holding up to 630 people at any one time. <> Ireland is set to open its first immigrant detention centre in 2018 at Dublin Airport,11and Ireland is now in the process of opting into the EU Recast Reception Conditions Directive12which will obligate Ireland to refrain from placing applicants for international protection in prisons13. A prison is by definition not a suitable place in which to detain someone who is neither convicted nor suspected of a criminal offence.". 9 0 obj endobj endobj Mission Statement: Contents Enable migrants and ethnic minorities to access justice Acknowledgements 4 and human rights and work Foreword by Mark Kelly, International Human Rights Lawyer and author of to achieve a just, inclusive Immigration Related Detention in Ireland (2005) 5 and equal society. 6 0 obj International standards in this area, while giving the State a wide margin in relation to devising immigration policies, are quite clear on the fact that immigration detention should only be used in exceptional circumstances, and for the minimum possible time. 5 0 obj In Irish prisons, the prison administration announced on 13 March 2020 restrictions regarding visits. IPRT is committed to working towards the elimination of immigration detention in Ireland, and in particular to working for an end to the practice of holding immigration detainees in prisons. endobj People are detained in detention centres known as 'Immigration Removal Centres' (IRCs), Short-Term Holding Facilities (STHFs) and prisons. Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort. Such practice has been condemned in the past by the European Committee on the Prevention of Torture (CPT), which stated that on a number of occasions the Committee’s delegations have found immigration detainees held in prisons. Indeed, in its 2007 report on a visit to Ireland, the CPT reiterated that point and added that: "In those cases where it is deemed necessary to deprive persons of their liberty for an extended period under aliens legislation, they should be accommodated in centres specifically designed for that purpose, offering material conditions and a regime appropriate to their legal situation and staffed by suitably qualified personnel.". <> There are seven IRCs in the UK. <> 11 0 obj Section 35 of the Prisons Act 2007 provides for the making of rules for the regulation and good government of prisons. <> Places of detention are set out in S.I. Residential STHFs can hold people for up to seven days. endobj %PDF-1.5 ���� JFIF �� Ducky U �� C Information for Prisoners and their Families, Immigration Detention: Nasc Report Reveals Flaws in Ireland's Immigration System, State Sponsored Cruelty: Children in Immigration Detention, Irish Examiner: Women in immigration-related detention suffer racist abuse from inmates, JRS Report: Becoming Vulnerable in Detention. Publication Document: Download ireland_report.pdf (914.53 kb) Publication Date: Wed, 2014-01-01. Such practice has been condemned in the past by the European Committee on the Prevention of Torture (CPT), which stated that on a number of occasions the Committee’s delegations have found immigration detainees held in prisons. Medical Justice have released a report which represents the first large scale exploration, in the UK, of the physical and psychological harms caused and aggravated by the detention of children for immigration purposes. endstream Publication Author: Global Detention Project and Global Detention Project.