Detention > Poland

last update: January 2018

Although Poland has not faced the same refugee challenges impacting neighbouring countries, it has adopted similar responses. It accepts only a small number of asylum seekers, opposes EU relocation quotas, and has boosted its detention efforts. It recently amended its legal framework, including the adoption of alternatives to detention and restrictions on child detention. It also increased the maximum length of detention to 18 months.

A lot of information about the polish detention system including a map showing detention facilities can be found at the website of Global Detention Project, see:

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