The month of June sees Greece as the focus for the campaign to end immigration detention of children, as children continue to be detained in damaging, inhumane conditions throughout the country.

Read campaign blog about boys detained in immigration facilities on the outskirts of Athens.

The campaign is working closely with partners in Greece, predominantly the Greek Council for Refugees to highlight this issue at such a crucial time in Greece.

See for more information about activities in Greece and how to get involved.

As the campaign focus month in Australia drew to a close at the end of May, there were media reports that ‘the IDC campaign has drawn national and international pressure on this issue and forced the Australian Government to speed up the process of releasing more children from detention.’ Read more.

In other important news from the campaign- this year’s Day of General Discussion for the Committee on the Rights of the Child is focused on ‘The Rights of All Children in the Context of International Migration.’ It will take place in Geneva on 28 September, 2012 and will be an important event in which to highlight the issue of immigration detention of children.

The IDC would urge all members and associated groups to consider taking part or be involved in this event, in particular through submitting written submissions. See link below for further information provided by OHCHR. The campaign is planning a number of exciting initiatives to take place at this event. Contact Jeroen Van Hove for further information.