The Netherlands: The detention of irregular migrants and asylum-seekers

Each year some 20,000 irregular migrants and asylum-seekers are detained in the Netherlands , where the use and duration of detention and other restrictive measures is increasing. This report examines how far these measures have led to a deterioration in the human rights situation of irregular migrants and asylum-seekers. The report examines how far Dutch immigration policy conforms with international human rights law and looks at the effect on vulnerable groups of increasingly restrictive measures.

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