Rights and dignity for all who migrate.

The International Detention Coalition (IDC) is a unique global network of over 400 civil society organisations, religious groups, academics, professionals and individuals that work in more than 90 countries with refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants affected by immigration detention.

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What we do

Capacity Building

We build the capacity of members and governments to develop solutions


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


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

Alternatives to detention

Alternatives to detention (ATD) are any legislation, policy or practice, formal or informal, that ensures people are not detained for reasons relating to their migration status.

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Our members

We believe that organisations at a regional and local level have the best knowledge and understanding of the challenges that migrants face on the ground. That’s why we work with a network of members that make our work possible.

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