Research Paper on Alternatives to Detention- Practical alternatives to the administrative detention  of asylum seekers and rejected asylum seekers.  

In its 1996 Position Paper on the Detention of Asylum Seekers, the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) sets out the extremely exceptional grounds on which it is reasonable for governments to detain an asylum seeker. The present paper attempts to describe various measures which, though not necessarily ideal in themselves, are at least preferable alternatives to the detention of asylum seekers who are detained on other than exceptional grounds (including rejected asylum seekers who are in the process of appeal).

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