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Immigration Detention in the European Union

In the Shadow of the “Crisis”

  • Izabella Majcher
  • Michael Flynn
  • Mariette Grange
Book

Part of the European Studies of Population book series (ESPO, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Izabella Majcher, Michael Flynn, Mariette Grange
    Pages 15-58
  3. Izabella Majcher, Michael Flynn, Mariette Grange
    Pages 59-129
  4. Izabella Majcher, Michael Flynn, Mariette Grange
    Pages 131-175
  5. Izabella Majcher, Michael Flynn, Mariette Grange
    Pages 177-213
  6. Izabella Majcher, Michael Flynn, Mariette Grange
    Pages 215-254
  7. Izabella Majcher, Michael Flynn, Mariette Grange
    Pages 255-346
  8. Izabella Majcher, Michael Flynn, Mariette Grange
    Pages 347-450
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 467-480

About this book

Introduction

This book offers a unique comparative assessment of the evolution of immigration detention systems in European Union member states since the onset of the “refugee crisis.” By applying an analytical framework premised on international human rights law in assessing domestic detention regimes, the book reveals the extent to which EU legislation has led to the adoption of laws and practices that may disregard fundamental rights and standards. While emphasizing policies and laws adopted in response to the “refugee crisis,” the volume also shows how these policies have evolved—and in many cases grown more restrictive—even as the “crisis” has begun to recede from the borders of many European countries. To sharpen awareness of contrasting developments across the region, the book’s country chapters are organised into geographic sections that reveal how variations in migration pressures have in some cases resulted in contrasting detention practices even as the EU directives have sought to harmonise immigration laws. A critical focus of the book are the evolving domestic norms related to grounds for detention, length of detention, non-custodial "alternatives to detention," the treatment of children, and conditions of detention. With its systematic and comparative assessment of immigration detention regimes across the EU, the book will be helpful for both academics and practitioners who seek a comprehensive guide to the evolution of one of today’s more important human rights dilemmas—states’ efforts to control global migration.

Keywords

Immigration Detention EU Returns Directive EU Asylum Procedures Directive Irregular Migrants Asylum Seekers Migration and Integration Immigration Control Regimes Refugee and Migration Studies Human rights

Authors and affiliations

  • Izabella Majcher
    • 1
  • Michael Flynn
    • 2
  • Mariette Grange
    • 3
  1. 1.Global Detention ProjectGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Global Detention ProjectGenevaSwitzerland
  3. 3.Global Detention ProjectGenevaSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-33869-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-33868-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-33869-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1381-3579
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