New Education Initiative By Refugee-Led Startup

JRS Indonesia, one of the most active IDC members in Asia Pacific, has launched…

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Covid-19 Outbreaks in Malaysia’s Detention Centres

In May 2020, Malaysia faced national and global criticism for conducting…

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Thai, Jarai, Hmong, Somali & Urdu Resource on Covid-19

Thailand office of HOST International, one of IDC’s active members in…

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IDC Asia-Pacific: Covid-19 Impact on Detention

In light of the far-reaching and serious consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic…

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Thailand Screening Paves Way for Better Refugee Protection

On 24 December 2019, the long-awaited National Screening Mechanism (NSM) for…

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Regional Roundtable on ATD in Bangkok

International Detention Coalition (IDC) recently co-hosted a closed-door…

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VIDEO: Community Placement & Case Management by SUKA Society

SUKA Society, IDC member organisation in Malaysia, is implementing a holistic…

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How Change Happened in Thailand

Interview compiled by Vivienne Chew  Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator,…

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IMPORTANT: Call for Inputs on Immigration Detention

  WHAT: The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant…

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Seven Rohingya Children Ordered Released In Malaysia

A Malaysian court ordered for the release of seven Rohingya children detained…

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Indonesia Theory of Change Workshop

On 26th and 27th of June, the IDC brought…

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Theory of Change Workshop

Thailand: Theory of Change Workshop

Bangkok Workshop On 16th and 17th of May, the IDC brought together various…

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Detention in Malaysia Criticised by CEDAW Committee

Concluding Observations for the UN Committee on the Elimination of…

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Malaysia Strategy Workshop

At the end of February, IDC members and…

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Regional Roundtable on Judicial Engagement for Southeast Asia

On 6-7 December 2017, the IDC along with UNHCR and APRRN, co-hosted a regional…

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Migration in Malaysia: Civil Society Consultations

  The IDC, along with UNHCR Malaysia, the National Human Rights…

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Raising the plight of migrant children in Asia Pacific

Migrant Children in Asia Pacific - Joint side event coordinated by IDC with…

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Urgent Need for No Child Detention Policy in Thailand

The immigration detention of children continues to be a pressing concern in…

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Australia Policy Recommendation to End Child Detention

Alliance calls on Australian Government to lead the way in protecting…

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The Plight of Muslim Rohingya

The plight of Muslim Rohingya: What does their future hold?   On August…

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Malaysia Immigration Raids

Aegile Fernandez, the Director of Tenaganita   Over 6000 individuals…

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Two Damning UN Expert Reports of Australia’s Detention Regime

Australia has just announced it will take a seat on the powerful United Nations…

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UN Experts Seek Submissions on the Human Rights of Migrant Children

This is reposted from OHCHR, please find the original post here   CMW-CRC…

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Save the Date : IDC Annual Member Meeting June 16

Members at the IDC Annual Member Meeting 2016   Our annual member meeting…

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Southeast Asia Children on the Move Conference

Save the Children (SC), Terre de Hommes (TdH), International Detention…

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Building Support for Alternatives to Detention for Children in NZ

An international delegation visited New Zealand over the week of April 3 -…

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A Framework For Change in Asia Pacific

  A 2 ½ day capacity building workshop was held in Jakarta (March 7 – 9)…

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Refugee Alternatives Conference in Australia

Australia's refugee sector came together on the 22 -23rd of February for a…

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Presidential Decree on Treatment of Refugees in Indonesia

In January 2017, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo signed  a Presidential Decree…

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Thai Government Resolution for Protection of Refugees

The Thai Government has approved a framework to enhance the identification and…

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How to Get Involved In the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty

Around the world, an unknown number of children are deprived of their liberty…

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UNHCR Issue Brief clarifies position on ending child immigration detention

The IDC welcomes this update on UNHCR’s position on the detention of children…

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Asia Pacific News Round Up January

IDC member group Tenaganita pushes for migrant rights and an end to…

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Exploring Alternatives to Detention in Japan

A delegation of experts collaborated with experts in Japan to explore…

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Regional Meeting on Alternatives to Child Detention

For the first time, organisations working on child rights, refugees and…

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Transparency and Oversight Essential in Immigration Detention

Information revealed this month about people seeking asylum in Nauru is a…

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A Positive Step for South Korea: Recognising the Right to Apply for Asylum

Significant Court decisions have been made in South Korea, with 28 Syrians…

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2016 IDC Annual Member Meeting

IDC members from around the world attended our 2016 Annual Member Meeting this…

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NZ could play key role in ending child detention

The “ending child detention in Asia-Pacific” panel. Image: Jihee Junn/APJS…

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Significant Challenges to Australian Regional Detention System

Australia’s offshore processing centres have faced considerable challenges this…

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Welcome to New Members of Our Advisory Committee

We are proud to welcome nine new members to the IDC's International Advisory…

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New Report: Regional Expert Roundtable on Alternatives to Immigration Detention for Children

This Report summarizes the proceedings of the Regional Expert Roundtable on…

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Highlighting Alternatives at ASEAN Commission on the Rights of Women and Children Consultations

The IDC's Asia-Pacific Regional Coordinator, in her capacity as Chair of the…

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Children Released from Detention in Australia, but Status Unclear

On 2 April 2016, Australia's Immigration Minister Peter Dutton confirmed media…

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Best interests of the child must come first, UN child rights committee reminds Australia

Best interests of the child must come first, UN child rights committee reminds…

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Undocumented Rohingyas in Bangladesh to be counted for first time in census

The first ever census of undocumented Muslim minority Rohingyas who have fled…

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Regional Advisor Positions Now Open in Asia

The IDC is now seeking for nominations for Regional Advisors from the Asia…

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November Asia-Pacific News Roundup

This is a compilation of the tweets by the Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator of…

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UN Human Rights Council 2015 Universal Periodic Review of Australia focuses on asylum seeker policy

This 9 November, Australia's second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) took place…

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Developing Pilots to Prevent Detention of Children

Momentum has been building towards the development of pilots in the Asia…

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Nauru ‘opens’ Australian-run Detention Centre

The Government of Nauru announced on 3 October that it would lift all…

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IDC Member Suka Society wins UN Malaysia Award

Congratulations to Suka Society for winning a UN Malaysia Award for thier…

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Asia-Pacific September-October News Roundup

This is a compilation of the tweets by the Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator of…

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Asia-Pacific August News Roundup

This is a compilation of the tweets by the Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator of…

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Inquiry Finds Nauru Detention Centre “Insupportable”

Concluding a 5 month Inquiry, the Australian Senate tabled its report on the…

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A New Advocacy Strategy: Corporate Social Responsibility

Industry super fund HESTA has sold its stake in Transfield Services, citing…

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Nauru Senate Inquiry Reveals Shocking Conditions in Australian-run Detention Centre

"Who's got the moral responsibility?" The Australian Senate's Inquiry into…

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Asia-Pacific July News Roundup

This is a compilation of the tweets by the Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator of…

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Even Less Accountability in Australian Detention Centres

The Australian Government has passed the Border Force Act, effective today,…

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“South East Asian Migrant Crisis” IDC in Conversation with the International State Crime Initiative

To better understand what some are calling the “South East Asian Migrant…

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Asia-Pacific June Roundup

This is a compilation of the tweets by the Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator of…

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Joint NGO Statement: Applauding Temporary Protection for People Rescued at Sea

Over 600 Non Government Organisations in the Asia Pacific Region have signed a…

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Asia Pacific April & May Roundup

This is a compilation of the tweets by the Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator of…

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New Report on the Rohingya Crisis 

On the eve of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, ASEAN…

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ASEAN People's Forum 2015

Workshops at the ASEAN Civil Society Conference

The IDC co-hosted two workshops at the ASEAN People’s Forum/ASEAN Civil Society…

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Asia Pacific March Roundup

This is a compilation of the tweets by the Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator of…

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UNHCR Preparing 2nd Global Roundtable on Alternatives to Detention

GENEVA (8 April 2015) – The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees…

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Asia Pacific February Roundup

This is a compilation of the tweets by the Europe Regional Coordinator of the…

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Damning Report on Australia by UN Special Rapporteur on Torture

Australia: UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez  released a report on…

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Indonesia Roundtable on Child Detention

An important first step towards limiting the practice of child detention has…

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January News Roundup

This is a compilation of news from the tweets of the IDC Asia Pacific Regional…

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Registration Opening Soon for UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs

GENEVA (17 February) – Every year over 300 representatives from around the…

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The Forgotten Children: Inquiry findings on Children in Australian Immigration Detention

Findings of the Australian Human Rights Commission inquiry into children in…

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Children & Pregnant Women No Longer Detained in Taiwan

Children under the age of 12 and women who are more than 5 months pregnant…

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UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health – Visit to Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (2 December 2014) - The UN Special Rapporteur on the right of…

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UN Committee Against Torture criticizes Australia’s mandatory detention policies

GENEVA (28 November 2014) - On 28 November 2014, the United Nations Committee…

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Australia Blocks Resettlement of Refugees from Indonesia

The Australian government has announced that asylum seekers registered with…

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New Publication: ‘The Law of Refugee Status’

MELBOURNE (13 November 2014) - The University of Melbourne's Institute for…

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Asia Pacific News Round Up November & October

This is a compilation of news from the tweets of the IDC Asia Pacific Regional…

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Detention News Roundup September – Asia Pacific

155 Uighurs including 76 children are detained in Malaysia, NGOs urge govt to…

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CRC 25th Anniversary

GENEVA (6 October 2014) - This year marks the 25th anniversary of the adoption…

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New Report: Child Detention in Thailand

A new report  by Human Rights Watch entitled "Two Years with No Moon:…

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IDC Attends APRRN’s 5th Asia Pacific Consultation on Refugee Rights

The IDC attended the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network's (APRRN) 5th Asia…

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Asia-Pacific News Round Up July / August

Evidence of the negative impact immigration detention has on people is…

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Moves towards ending child detention in Australia

The Australian Government has announced that children detained in immigration…

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Detención de niños, niñas y adolescentes: Una nueva alianza internacional

GINEBRA (2 Septiembre 2014) - In English Se crea el Grupo de Trabajo…

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IDC, APRRN and SUAKA national planning in Jakarta

The IDC, in partnership with the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN)…

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Child detention: a new international alliance

GENEVA (2 September 2014) - En Español The impact of immigration detention…

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Crackdown on Irregular Migrant Workers in Thailand

There have been reports of a large-scale crackdown on irregular migrants in…

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Arrest and detention of refugees and asylum seekers in Sri Lanka

The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network, an IDC member, has issued this urgent…

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Australia: Hunger Strikes, Unanswered Qs & Closures

Hunger Strikes Hundreds of asylum seekers in Australian-run immigration…

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IDC Submission to Australian HRC Child Detention Inquiry

The IDC has made the below submission to the Australian Human Rights Inquiry…

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Mental and Physical Health Crisis for Nauru and Manus Detainees

More reports have emerged that add to the growing body of research on how…

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The Cambodia Solution

Cambodia has confirmed its agreement to resettle refugees  detained in…

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UN Committee Against Torture issues Concluding Observations on Thailand

GENEVA (May 2014) - At its fifty-second session in May 2014, the United Nations…

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Controversial forced returns from Malaysia

Malaysian authorities have returned two UNHCR card holding refugees and one…

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First refugees settled in Nauru

Thirteen refugees including a family from Iran have been released from an…

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ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People’s Forum 2014

The ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People's Forum was held on 21-23 March…

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Tribute to Dr. Irene Fernandez

The IDC is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Irene Fernandez, founder of…

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Asia NGO Consultations

IDC, together with UNHCR and the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN)…

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Malaysia Government Roundtable on Alternatives

In partnership with APRRN member SUKA Society, Secretariat members of the…

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Capacity Building Workshop on Alternatives to Detention

On 29th to 30th August, IDC and the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APPRN)…

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IDC Asia Pacific members attend NGO Consultations in Geneva

IDC's Asia Pacific members were out in full force in Geneva. It was fantastic…

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Human Rights Watch Indonesia release report

Human Rights Watch Indonesia: On 24th June 2013, Human Rights Watch released…

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Asia Regional Detention News

Criticism over Australia's immigration detention policies have continued to…

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Amnesty International: Refugee deal takes New Zealand down the wrong path (AI Australia)

Amnesty International has published a briefing stating its concern for the…

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Asia: Australia’s policy of offshore processing causing mental illness in detainees

The use of immigration detention continued to escalate as an issue of concern…

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Asia Pacific: Inquiry’s findings conclude immigration detention causes mental illness

A parliamentary investigation into immigration detention in Australia has found…

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Amnesty International: New Report: Trapped: The exploitation of migrant worker

Amnesty International has released a report documenting the exploitation of…

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Workshop on strengthening capacity to implement alternatives to immigration detention

The IDC and Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) co-hosted a workshop on…

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