Detention of vulnerable applicants

Spain

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Although detention of asylum seekers or vulnerable categories is not allowed by law, in practice several exceptions have been reported concerning unaccompanied children and victims of trafficking. This is due to the lack of identification of the minor age of the person, or of his or her status of victim of trafficking.

Nonetheless, when they are identified as minors or victims while they are in detention, they are released and handled to the competent protection systems. 

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