Asylum seekers should not be detained solely on the basis of lodging a claim for asylum, nor for their illegal entry or presence in the country where they lodge a claim for asylum
Detention should be used only if less intrusive measures have been tried and found insufficient.
New Council of Europe resolution on the detention of migrants in Europe
1 February 2010 — The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution on the detention of asylum seekers and irregular migrants in Europe. The resolution, adopted on 28 January, states in no unclear terms that detention results from political decisions that represent a “hardening attitude towards irregular migrants and asylum seekers”. Continue reading “Detention should be used only if less intrusive measures have been tried and found insufficient.”