Access to detention facilities


Country Report: Access to detention facilities Last updated: 25/05/22


Article 4 IPA expressly provides that each asylum seeker needs to be allowed access to UNHCR and organisations providing legal counselling.

NGOs working in the Asylum Home are present on a daily basis and available to the detained asylum seekers since they have the same rights as other accommodated individuals. They provide many services including legal assistance and representation, daily activities, Slovenian language lessons, leisure activities and activities for children.

In the Foreigners Centre, NGOs are not present on a daily basis. JRS visited if the government measures for preventing the pandemic allowed it in order  to carry out recreational and psycho-social activities, while PIC visited the centre a few times a month to provide legal assistance.

Visits in the Foreigners Centre are allowed in accordance with the daily visitation schedule. There are no restrictions on who can visit a detainee. The same rules as apply to other visitors also apply to the media and politicians. Visits take place in a room for visitations, which is monitored by a surveillance camera. Legal representatives are allowed to meet with their detained clients regardless of the official visitation hours.

Detainees are allowed to keep mobile phones and free internet is provided to them.

Table of contents

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