Detention Guidelines (UNHCR)

UNHCR issues the Guidelines on the Applicable Criteria and Standards relating to the detention of Asylum-Seekers and Alternatives to Detention pursuant to its mandate.

Cover page of new UNHCR detention guidelines

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These Guidelines are intended to provide guidance to governments, parliamentarians, legal practitioners, decision-makers, including the judiciary, as well as other international and national bodies working on detention and asylum matters, including non-governmental organisations, national human rights institutions and UNHCR staff.

These guidelines are also available on the website of UNHCR.

Publication Date:
Wed 24 Oct 2012
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