The International Detention Coalition (IDC) is a unique global network, of over 300 civil society organisations and individuals in more than 70 countries, that advocate for, research and provide direct services to refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants affected by immigration detention.
The IDC envisions a world without unnecessary immigration detention.
The IDC works to ensure that the human rights of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants impacted by immigration detention are respected, protected and fulfilled. The IDC aims to bring about changes in legislation, policy and practice that prevent, mitigate and respond to the harms associated with immigration detention and that promote alternatives to detention. The IDC does this through our four key areas of work: network and capacity building, advocacy, awareness raising and campaigns, research and reporting.
Following the completion of a Global Detention Survey in 2008, the IDC identified three strategic priorities to guide our work:
Four Key Areas of Work
The IDC fulfils its mission by building the capacity of our members in four key areas:
- Networking and Capacity Building
- Awareness Raising and Campaigns
- Research and Reporting