Mapping violence in detention

An evidence-based platform that documents human rights violations inside immigration detention facilities.


Facilities where foreign nationals may be detained for administrative purposes


Testimonies from people who have had first-hand experience of immigration detention


Incidents of human rights violations inside detention facilities


Resources with useful information on immigration detention practices

Immigration detention facilities

The map shows the locations of facilities where migrants may be detained in each country. Hover over a location to see the name of the centre and basic info; click on it and you will be directed to the centre’s page where an array of information will be provided including a summary of testimonies collected from this centre, the number of incidents of human rights violations reported, images, video and audio (where applicable), academic work, human rights organisations’ reports, policy briefs and other published material.

Detention Centres with highest count of incidents

Most common type of incident