Promoting and Establishing Alternatives to Immigration Detention in Cyprus

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Promoting and Establishing Alternatives to Immigration Detention in Cyprus
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Contract Title Promoting and Establishing Alternatives to Immigration Detention in Cyprus
Funding Period 1 September 2015 - 31 Aug 2016
Funding Agency EPIM
Total Cost €: 49,557.05



Overall Goal & Objectives

The project implemented by the Humanitarian Affairs Unit seeks to identify pragmatic alternatives to detention and present solid recommendations for the adoption of these alternatives into the current system in Cyprus. In order to advocate for appropriate alternatives, Future Worlds will undergo a detailed mapping exercise of a variety of aspects determining immigration detention and, drawing on existing EU-wide research and practices on alternative measures, will identify alternatives to detention that are appropriate and realistic in the Cypriot context. The information gathered through research, interviews with migrant detainees and roundtable discussions with stakeholders will be compiled in a report which will propose concrete recommendations and solid alternatives to detention.

Project Objectives

- Realistic and practical alternatives to detention tailored to the Cyprus reality are provided and considered by the authorities
- Alternatives to detention are established and used in practice
- Reduction in the number of 3rd-country-nationals detained


Activities

  • Monitoring and mapping of the following aspects of immigration detention in Cyprus:
  • Number of detainees, grounds, procedure followed to decide detention and examine alternatives, procedures followed on revision of detention, length of detention, cost of detention
  • Research on alternatives to detention, best practices, their potential implementation in Cyprus and adaptation to current capacity of the authorities
  • Compilation of report based on the findings of the mapping and the research, to include concrete recommendations on the establishment of alternatives to detention, procedures to be followed for their adoption
  • Advocacy and media activities that will promote and advocate the establishment of alternatives to detention

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