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detention facility

Definition(s)

  • In the global context, a specialised facility used for the detention of third-country nationals in accordance with national law.
  • In the EU return context, a specialised facility to keep in detention a third-country national who is the subject of return procedures in order to prepare the return and/ or carry out the removal process, in particular when:
    (a) there is a risk of absconding; or
    (b) the third-country national concerned avoids or hampers the preparation of return or the removal process.

Source(s)

Translations

  • BG: място за задържане
  • CS: zařízení pro zajištění cizinců
  • DE: Hafteinrichtung (EU acquis, AT, DE); Abschiebehaftanstalt (LU)
  • EL: χώρος κράτησης (κρατητήρια)
  • EN: detention facility
  • ES: centro de internamiento
  • ET: kinnipidamisasutus
  • FI: säilöönottolaitos
  • FR: centre de rétention
  • GA: ionad coinneála
  • HU: őrzött szállás / fogda
  • IT: struttura di trattenimento
  • LT: sulaikymo centras
  • LV: aizturēšanas telpa
  • MT: Ċentru / Faċilità ta’ detenzjoni
  • NL: detentievoorziening; inrichting voor vreemdelingenbewaring (NL)
  • PL: ośrodek detencyjny
  • PT: centro de instalação temporária
  • RO: centru de cazare a străinilor luaţi în custodie publică
  • SK: útvar policajného zaistenia pre cudzincov / ÚPZC / zariadenie určené pre zaistenie cudzincov
  • SL: objekt v katerem se izvaja pridrževanje / omejitev gibanja
  • SV: förvarsanläggning
  • NO: forvaringsleir

Synonym(s)

  • detention centre

Broader Term(s)

Note(s)

Where an EU Member State cannot provide accommodation in a specialised detention facility and is obliged to resort to prison accommodation, the third-country nationals in detention shall be kept separated from ordinary prisoners.