The Facts

Fact sheets

Unreturnable migrants in detention, in EU law and policy

The detention of migrants in Hungary

The detention of migrants in France

The detention of migrants in Belgium

The detention of migrants in the UK

 

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Point of no return

Point de non retour

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The report is the result of a qualitative research based on the stories of 39 unreturn­able migrants who have experienced detention in Belgium, France, Hungary and the United Kingdom.

Average Length of stay in detention, by country (months)

Average lenght of stay in detention, by country (months)

5 interviewees had spent only one month or less in detention. 15 had spent 2-6 months, 9 had spent 7 – 12 months, and 9 had spent more than a year in detention. The longest period of detention at the time of the interview was 36 months. 16 people were interviewed while still in detention. 23 had been released by the time of the interview.

Number of interviewees, by reasons of unreturnability

Number of interviewees, by reasons of unreturnability

Number of interviewees, by age

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Number of interviewees, by region of origin

Number of interviewees, by region of origin

Interviewees were from 28 countries altogether.

Average length of stay, by country (years)

Average length of stay, by country (years)

Time spent in the country

time spent in country

The shortest time spent in the country of residence was less than a year, the longest was twenty years. Three interviewees arrived in their present countries of residence in 1993.