Detention of Asylum Seekers


Country Report: Detention of Asylum Seekers Last updated: 10/07/24


Portuguese Refugee Council Visit Website

The Chapter: Detention of Asylum Seekers in Portugal contains sections on:

A. General

B. Legal framework of detention

  1. Grounds for detention

  2. Alternatives to detention

  3. Detention of vulnerable applicants

  4. Duration of detention

C. Detention conditions

  1. Place of detention

  2. Conditions in detention facilities

  3. Access to detention facilities

D. Procedural safeguards

  1. Judicial review of the detention order

  2. Legal assistance for review of detention

E. Differential treatment of specific nationalities in detention

Table of contents

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