Friday, 28th April 2017

11.00 – 13.00

Constitution Hill, Human Rights Conference Room, The Old Fort, 11 Kotze Street, Braamfontein

In celebration of Freedom Day on Thursday 27th April, the International Detention Coalition (IDC) invites you to meeting about human rights for detained refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in South Africa.

We will launch the IDC’s new report on “Alternatives to Immigration Detention in Africa” which is part of an exciting new series that maps legislation, policies and practices related to immigration detention (including child detention) and alternatives that governments in South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Libya and Egypt are pursuing.

At a time when the rights of non-nationals are at risk due to changes outlined in the government’s new White Paper on International Migration, this is an important chance to talk to our South African member NGOs such as Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA), Jesuit Refugee Service South Africa (JRS-SA), the Ethiopian Community in South Africa (ECSA) and other community groups.

The IDC is a 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. Come and hear about the IDC’s ten year programme of research that identifies more humane, effective and affordable alternatives to immigration detention.

Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to Tiffany Shakespeare ([email protected])