SJM makes regular visits to the inmates of the Foreigners’ Internment Centres (CIE) in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Algeciras and Tarifa, where we witness the desperation, suffering and vulnerability due to the uncertainty that an imminent repatriation represents, and the material conditions in which the deprivation of liberty takes place.

Isla de Las Palomas, Tarifa, Spain. Detention Centre.

We carry out strategic legal actions aimed at improving the situation of the inmates and defending their rights. And we publish annual reports based on official figures and our visits in order to make the situation of the people held in the centres visible and to generate a wider and deeper public debate, as well as to propose more humane and dignified alternatives..

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