The IDC’s most recent publication There Are Alternatives: Revised Edition draws upon and extends on a wealth of research and subsequent publications produced by the IDC and its members.
In 2011, the IDC conducted a global study of alternatives to detention, reviewing the ATD practices of 28 states around the world. Entitled There are Alternatives, the research found that the development and implementation of ATD helps states to manage migration more effectively while upholding the human rights of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.
Based upon this study, the IDC developed the Community Assessment and Placement (CAP) model, which provides a framework for states, UN partners, and civil society to work collaboratively to implement non-custodial, community-based ATD.
- IDC Core Position
- IDC Fact Sheet: Alternatives to Detention (forthcoming)
- IDC Research: There are Alternatives
- CAP Advocacy Guide
- IDC Director, Grant Mitchell on ATD
- IDC Researcher, Robyn Sampson on ATD
- Ophelia Field, Alternatives to Detention of Asylum Seekers and Refugees (2006)
- Amnesty International: Irregular Migrants and Asylum-Seekers: Alternatives to Immigration Detention (2009)
- UNHCR: Back to Basics: The Right to Liberty and Security of Person and ‘Alternatives to Detention’ of Refugees, Asylum-Seekers, Stateless Persons and Other Migrants (2011)
- Forced Migration Review, Detention, Alternatives to detention, and deportation (2013)
- Cathryn Costello & Esra Kaytaz, Building Empirical Research into Alternatives to Detention (2013)