Information about the Immigration Detention Hotline
The Immigration Detention Hotline
The Immigration Detention Hotline is an initiative from the LOS foundation. We believe that immigration detention should not be part of our society. With the implementation of this project LOS can inform the world about the abuses within immigration detention, with the ultimate goal of eliminating detention as part of the Dutch return policy.
As a focal point for complaints on detention we collect complaints about the conditions of detention of aliens, but also of custodians, chaplains, medical service, relatives of foreigners, politicians and others.
By collecting and connecting all these complaints, the LOS foundation wants to gain more insight into the conditions of detention. With this the LOS foundation wants to draw political and media attention. In addition, reports will be examined where possible and viewed legal options, and, if necessary, assisted in following up a complaint.
Foundation LOS (Landelijk Ongedocumenteerden Steunpunt) is committed to the (collective) interests of undocumented migrants in the country. Thereby the LOS foundation relies on Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On the basis of this article, everyone is entitled to food, clothing and shelter. In the context of this objective LOS foundation advocates for the respect of the basic rights of these undocumented migrants towards the government, politicians and the Dutch society as a whole and the LOS foundation supports professionals and organizations that provide care, support and assistance to undocumented migrants.
To achieve this the LOS foundation aims to collect, enhance and disseminate knowledge about the rights of undocumented migrants and their actual position in our society. LOS thereby plays an active role towards the government and media in the context of advocacy and undocumented image forming. Furthermore the LOS foundation advises practitioners and organizations dealing with the actual assistance to these migrants. LOS foundation is also working actively to promote cooperation between them and to create a strong network that contributes to the improvement of the situation of undocumented migrants in the Netherlands.