Publication date: 30 November 2010

Detention of third-country nationals in return procedures

The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights examined law and practice in the EU 27 on the deprivation of liberty of irregular migrants pending their removal against the applicable international human rights law framework.


Publication date: 10 August 2012

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Suggestions have been formulated to help ensure that fundamental rights are protected in the implementation of the detention provisions of the Return Directive, which must be transposed by Member States by the end of 2010.