The use of detention and alternatives to detention in the context of immigration policies

This report gives a few objectives : to give information on detention and the possible alternative, identify the categories of people coming from an other countries that can be place into detention and another alternative, to compare the reasons to the detention placement, to identify the different kind of detention centre and their alternatives, to gather evidence on detention and its alternatives in order to measure the efficiency of the international procedures and create a good practices guide. At the end of the document, a comparative table gives the indicators on all the EU member States.