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Guidelines on the Applicable Criteria and Standards relating to the Detention of Asylum-Seekers and Alternatives to Detention (by UNHCR)



The rights to liberty and security of person are fundamental human rights, reflected in the international prohibition on arbitrary detention, and supported by the right to freedom of movement. While acknowledging the array of contemporary challenges to national asylum systems caused by irregular migration as well as the right of States to control the entry and stay of nonnationals on their territory, subject to refugee and human rights standards, these Guidelines reflect the current state of international law relating to the detention of asylum-seekers.



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