"The systematic detention of irregular migrants has come to be viewed as a legitimate tool in the context of European Union (EU) migration management, despite the lack of any evidence that detention serves as a deterrent." This is what François Crépeau, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, told EU home affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström at the presentation of his latest report on 30 May in the European Parliament.

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