Place of detention

Slovenia

Country Report: Place of detention Last updated: 30/11/20

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Asylum seekers are mostly detained in the Aliens Centre, located in Postojna, and more rarely in the Asylum Home, located in Ljubljana.

The Aliens Centre is a specialised facility under the jurisdiction of the Police. It is a closed centre in which detention of third-country nationals for the purpose of return procedures is carried out. When the asylum seekers are detained in the Aliens Centre, they are not separated from other third country nationals.

Currently the Aliens Centre has a maximum capacity of 220 places. By the end of 2019 only 10 foreigners were detained in the Aliens Centre in the return procedure.[1]

In practice, asylum seekers are not detained in police stations, except for a short time during the initial police procedure which rarely exceeds 12 hours. Asylum applicants are not detained in prisons or in other regular facilities for detention. Asylum seekers are also not detained in border or airport transit zones.

In Slovenia there are two border transit zones on the Jože Pučnik Airport in Ljubljana and Edvard Rusjan Airport in Maribor. The transit zone in Ljubljana has the capacity to hold eight people while the transit zone in Maribor has the capacity to hold six people. In 2019, 379 foreigners were detained in the transit zone in Ljubljana and none in Maribor.[2]  As mentioned above, asylum seekers are not detained in the transit zone but if they do apply for asylum from a transit zone, their application is not processed there.

 


[1]           Official statistics provided by the Police, January 2020.

[2]           Official statistics provided by the Police, January 2020.

 

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