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Immigration Detention in Poland: Systematic Family Detention and Lack of Individualised Assessment -October 2018

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KEY CONCERNS

• Detention orders frequently lack individualised assessments and observers argue that detention measures are not applied as a last resort.

• Detainees are required to pay for their detention.

• The country places high numbers of families with children in detention.

• There are no well-developed mechanisms for identifying victims of violence and medical checks are not provided when entering detention.

• Although the law stipulates that asylum seekers should not be detained if detention constitutes a threat to their life or health, courts rarely consider mental health when issuing detention orders.

• While material conditions in detention are generally considered to meet basic standards, some facilities have been criticised for having prison-like environments.

Read the full report at the Global Detention Project