This year two IDC staff attended the UNHCR NGO Consultations, Director Grant

Mitchell and Advocacy Coordinator Ben Lewis, with Advocacy Intern Frances

Moran. The theme was women’s leadership and participation, recognizing that the

numbers of female refugees are increasing worldwide.


2014-06-17 20.14.40A session was held on monitoring

immigration detention, with panel

members including Tanya Norton from

the Association for Prevention from

Torture (APT), IDC Director Grant

Mitchell, Junita Calder from the

Jesuit Refugee Service,  Karin Keil

from the Hotline for Migrant Workers and Alice Edwards the senior legal

coordinator of the Division of International Protection, UNHCR with Alice Farmer

from Human Rights Watch as chair for the event. The session was a great success,

with high attendance and participation and the IDC are  very excited for further

progress on monitoring places of immigration detention from this point.


The APT, IDC and UNHCR have just released a new publication on monitoring

administrative detention, which is a practical guide for monitors.

To obtain a copy email [email protected]