2006 Meet ex-detainees project

On Monday 19 June 2006, the eve of World Refugee Day, JRS-Europe gathers ex-detainees who are willing to share their experiences in administrative detention in the EU. They offer a unique insight into the EU detention system, being able to reveal the true human cost of detention in Europe today.

Additional attention is drawn to a subject frequently overlooked; the financial costs of detention. Professor Dr. Anton van Kalmthout, Professor of Penal and Migration Law at Tilburg University/The Netherlands and member of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT), detailes figures on this topic.

Journalists and staff of Permanent Representations of the EU Member States come to meet these guests for a breakfast at the International Press Centre "Residence Palace", Brussels.

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