Differential treatment of specific nationalities in detention


Country Report: Differential treatment of specific nationalities in detention Last updated: 21/04/21


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In 2020, discrimination against certain nationalities has persisted, but has taken another form. Asylum seekers who are subject to unlawful registration and determination procedures in pre-removal centers in violation of the law are no longer selected according to their nationality, but on the basis of their potential deportability – namely when they possess valid travel documents or where such documents can easily be obtained; However, due to COVID-19, this particular malpractice was applied restrictively and affected only 11 asylum seekers thouhgout 2020.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation