Alternatives to Immigration Detention in Africa

As part of an exciting new series, IDC’s first report on ‘Alternatives to Immigration Detention in Africa’ maps legislation, policies and practices related to immigration detention, including child detention, and alternatives that governments in Egypt, Kenya, Libya, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia are pursuing.

African Members of the International Detention Coalition (IDC) undertook combined information gathering with the hope of triggering meaningful advocacy actions at national and regional levels, aiming to reduce, and ultimately end, the use of immigration detention.

This summary outlines the key findings drawn from this combined data, which was submitted to IDC by members, governments and international actors in late 2015. This data was supplemented by desk-based research between July – September 2016.

 

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Keywords: Alternatives to Detention, Child Rights, Human Rights, Immigration Detention