endstream stream 666/2016 – International Protection Act 2015 (Places of Detention) Regulations 2016, which was amended by the Reception Conditions Regulations 2018 to designate places of detention as “Every Garda Síochána Station [and] Cloverhill Prison.” IPRT considers that holding immigration detainees in prisons in Ireland is wholly unacceptable. The CPT went on to say that: "Even if the actual conditions of detention for these persons in the establishment concerned are adequate – which has not always been the case – the CPT considers such an approach to be fundamentally flawed. %PDF-1.5 endobj In particular, people seeking asylum in Ireland should not be detained in prisons. You can find out more about children and the criminal justice system in Ireland. Places of detention are set out in S.I. <> Publication Type: Country Detention Reports . endobj International standards in this area, while giving the State a wide margin in relation to devising immigration policies, are quite clear on the fact that immigration detention should only be used in exceptional circumstances, and for the minimum possible time. <> %���� ���� JFIF �� Ducky U �� C People are detained in detention centres known as 'Immigration Removal Centres' (IRCs), Short-Term Holding Facilities (STHFs) and prisons. ",#(7),01444'9=82. endobj endobj <> 9 0 obj Residential STHFs can hold people for up to seven days. Detention on immigration matters The Irish Prison Service deals exclusively with offenders who are 18 years of age or over. IPRT considers that holding immigration detainees in prisons in Ireland is wholly unacceptable. Ireland does not have specialized immigraiotn detention centres, instead using prisons and jails to detain people for immigration reasons. endobj <> The Global Detention Project is based in Geneva and reports on the human rights of detained migrants and asylum seekers around the world. endobj Ireland, along with the United Kingdom, opted out of the EU Returns Directive, which among other things imposes limits on the length of time a country can confine a person in administrative immigration detention. <> <>>> <>/XObject<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> 6 0 obj Publication Document: Download ireland_report.pdf (914.53 kb) Publication Date: Wed, 2014-01-01. <> Such practice has been condemned in the past by the European Committee on the Prevention of Torture (CPT), which stated that on a number of occasions the Committee’s delegations have found immigration detainees held in prisons. endobj Section 35 of the Prisons Act 2007 provides for the making of rules for the regulation and good government of prisons. stream endobj Harmondsworth, near Heathrow, is the largest detention centre in Europe, holding up to 630 people at any one time. Such practice has been condemned in the past by the European Committee on the Prevention of Torture (CPT), which stated that on a number of occasions the Committee’s delegations have found immigration detainees held in prisons. 3 0 obj 5 0 obj Information for Prisoners and their Families, Immigration Detention: Nasc Report Reveals Flaws in Ireland's Immigration System, State Sponsored Cruelty: Children in Immigration Detention, Irish Examiner: Women in immigration-related detention suffer racist abuse from inmates, JRS Report: Becoming Vulnerable in Detention. IPRT is committed to working towards the elimination of immigration detention in Ireland, and in particular to working for an end to the practice of holding immigration detainees in prisons. 7 0 obj Indeed, in its 2007 report on a visit to Ireland, the CPT reiterated that point and added that: "In those cases where it is deemed necessary to deprive persons of their liberty for an extended period under aliens legislation, they should be accommodated in centres specifically designed for that purpose, offering material conditions and a regime appropriate to their legal situation and staffed by suitably qualified personnel.". An international research organisation has published a new report exploring whether plans to build a new dedicated immigration detention facility in Ireland will result in more people being detained. This report followed 18-months of research with NGOs in 23 EU Member States, and includes a detailed section on Ireland.