Alternatives to detention

Republic of Ireland

Author

Irish Refugee Council

There are no formal alternatives to detention. Section 9(5) of the Refugee Act 1996 could be considered a possible alternative in that it allows an immigration officer or other authorised person to require an applicant for asylum to reside or remain in particular districts or places in the country, or, to report at specified times to an immigration officer or other designated person. Similarly Section 20(3)(b) IPA could be read in the same light as it contains the same alternative reporting conditions. 

About AIDA

The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is a database managed by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), containing information on asylum procedures, reception conditions, detenti