EMN Ireland/ESRI Webinar 

Immigration detention and alternatives: Ireland and the EU 

Date: Wednesday 24 November 2021

Time: 14:00 – 15:30 (15:00 – 16:30 CET)

This webinar, hosted by EMN Ireland, within the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), provides an overview of the legal framework and use of immigration detention and alternatives to detention in Ireland. It situates this overview in a broader EU context. Speakers will discuss the extent to which detention is used in international protection and returns procedures in Ireland; the types of alternatives to detention available; key fundamental rights and safeguards; and how Ireland compares to other EU Member States.

New EMN Ireland research, Detention and Alternatives to Detention in International Protection and Returns Procedures in Ireland, will be launched during this webinar.

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Webinar Agenda 

Chair:  Alan Barrett, Economic and Social Research Institute

14.00 Welcome, Alan Barrett, Economic and Social Research Institute

14.05 An overview of the use of detention and alternatives to detention in the EU, Sara Bagnato, ICF, EMN Service Provider

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14.25 The use of detention and alternatives to detention in Ireland, Emily Cunniffe, EMN Ireland/ESRI

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14.45 Refusals of leave to land – detention considerations, Kevin Metadjer, ICM, Border Management Unit, Dublin Airport, Department of Justice

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15.00 Fundamental rights and access to supports in detention and alternatives to detention, Fiona Finn, CEO, Nasc, the Migrant and Refugee Rights Centre

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15.15 Questions and Answers

15.30 Close


Meeting Details 

Registered attendees will receive further information, including details to access the Zoom webinar. If you have any technical queries or difficulties joining the EMN Ireland/ESRI online webinar, please contact: [email protected]

CPD Points: Attendance at the webinar may qualify for CPD points. Qualification is determined by the points’ issuer. EMN Ireland is happy to provide certificates of attendance. Please indicate if you would like to receive a certificate of attendance via the registration link The deadline to request a certificate of attendance is 8 December 2021.