Ter Apel houses both the Netherlands’ main asylum reception centre and its only prison specifically for foreign national criminals facing expulsion. We highlight how and why this small village constitutes a spatial expression of crimmigration.
In a ground-breaking decision, the Papua New Guinean Supreme Court has ruled that offshore detention of asylum seekers and refugees by Australia and Papua New Guinea is unconstitutional and illegal. This blog examines the judgment and its implications.
Foreign national prisoners facing deportation can get their sentence reduced when they cooperate with their own return. Aimed at motivating them to leave the Netherlands, this results in big differences in prison sentence length for similar criminal cases.