Rights and dignity for all who migrate

International Detention Coalition (IDC) is a powerful global network of organisations, groups, and individuals based in over 75 countries who advocate to secure the human rights of people impacted by and at-risk of immigration detention.

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What We Do


We advocate for changes in law, policy and practice that promote human rights


We research & report on issues & identify evidence-based best practices

Capacity Building

We build the capacity of members and governments to develop solutions

Alternatives to Detention (ATD)

ATD is a critical tool to reduce the use of immigration detention. IDC focuses on the realisation of rights in ATD policy and practice. IDC’s Community Assessment and Placement (CAP) Model serves as a baseline framework for identifying and developing rights-based ATD.

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Our Members

We believe that organisations at a local, national and regional levels have the best knowledge and understanding of the challenges being faced on the ground. That’s why we work with a network of members who make our collaborative work possible.

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