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Immigration Detention in Morocco: Still Waiting for Reforms as Europe Increases Pressure to Block Migrants and Asylum Seekers

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KEY FINDINGS

• Use of police stations and ad hoc facilities for immigration detention purposes.

• Summary expulsions.

• Lack of access to asylum procedures at land borders and in airports.

• Detention of vulnerable people, including children, asylum seekers, and refugees.

• On-going use of migration-related detention measures during the pandemic.

• Punitive criminal penalties for migration-related violations.

• Lack of transparency in the application of immigration enforcement measures, including no publicly available statistics on detention and no clear information on facilities used to detain migrants and asylum seekers.

• Poor detention conditions.

• Externalisation of migration controls by European countries and the European Union.

• Failure to adopt asylum and migration legislation.

Read the full report at the Global Detention Project