Challenging Immigration Detention
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Challenging Immigration Detention

Academics, Activists and Policy-makers

Edited by Michael J. Flynn and Matthew B. Flynn

Immigration detention is an important global phenomenon increasingly practiced by states across the world in which human rights violations are commonplace. Challenging Immigration Detention introduces readers to various disciplines that have addressed immigration detention in recent years and how these experts have sought to challenge underlying causes and justifications for detention regimes. Contributors provide an overview of the key issues addressed in their disciplines, discuss key points of contention, and seek out linkages and interactions with experts from other fields.
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Chapter 12: Detention and transnational law in the European Union: constitutional protection between complementarity and inconsistency

Galina Cornelisse

Abstract

The increasing regulation of immigration detention in European Union (EU) law has led to more constitutional protection for immigration detainees. This constitutionalization has resulted in part from the dynamics between EU law and European human rights law. The complementary relationship between the two legal orders may also contribute to higher standards of protection for immigration detainees. However, denser regulation on the transnational level has at times also resulted in inconsistency, with negative implications for the rights of immigration detainees in Europe. The author concludes that the path towards constitutionalization is not an inevitable one. It will require constant vigilance and can be encouraged by effective litigation.

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