The use of detention and alternatives to detention in the context of immigration policies

Immigration detention is a non-punitive administrative measure applied by the state to restrict the movement through confinement of an individual in order for another immigration procedure to be implemented.

The EU asylum and migration acquis provides that detention could be justified for a set of specific grounds in a number of situations, such as preventing unauthorised entry into the territory of a Member State, preventing absconding in return procedures and under certain conditions within the asylum procedure.

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