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IMPORTANT: Call for Inputs on Immigration Detention

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Authoritative guidance: Immigration detention is a violation of children’s rights

Following a widespread consultation process, the Committee on the Rights of the…

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Alternatives to Detention and Ending Child Detention Highlighted at ExCom

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Pope Francis Global Compact Plan Calls To End Child Detention

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IDC Presents at First Thematic Consultation for the Global Compact on Migration

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UN Experts Seek Submissions on the Human Rights of Migrant Children

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UN Member States Adopt Modalities for Global Migration and Refugee Compacts 

In September 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 71/1,…

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Input into the Council of Europe Standards for Administrative Detention of Migrants.

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UNHCR Expands Focus Countries for “Global Strategy – Beyond Detention”

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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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International Advisor Positions Now Open

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Children and families should never be in immigration detention – UN experts

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Manfred Nowak to lead the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty

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On 8-12 December, the 2016 Global Forum on Migration and Development will be…

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Data on Immigration Detention and Alternatives from 12 Countries

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Call to End Unnecessary Detention: UN High Level Summit

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UN Member States make landmark commitments to refugees and migrants

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The People’s Global Action on Migration, Development, and Human Rights is an…

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NGOs from around the world met in Geneva Wednesday, 15 June, for the UNHCR…

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IDC ATD Workshop for Regional Advisors – June 2016 London, UK

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Side Event on the Protection of Human Rights While Addressing Large Movements of Migrants and Refugees

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UN Experts Urge Greater Protection for LGBTI Persons in Detention

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10 years ago today, on 22 June 2006, the Optional Protocol to the UN…

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New IDC Position Paper: LGBTI Peoples in Immigration Detention

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Alternatives to Detention, Political Will & Trade Impacts: UN Expert on Migrants

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Side Event on Violence Against LGBTQ Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Detention

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NGOs Hold Meeting with UN Special Advisor on Refugees and Migrants

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UN OHCHR Study: Situation of Migrants in Transit

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The UN Human Rights Council holds its 31st Session

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International Day of the Child: Supporting Real Solutions to End Child Detention

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UN Experts Release Statement Marking International Migrants’ Day

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Call for submissions: CMW/CRC joint general comment on the rights of the child in the context of migration

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UN Special Rapporteur on Torture holds expert consultation on gender perspectives on torture and ill- treatment

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Photo Exhibit Raising the Experiences of Children in Detention Travels the World

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8th Global Forum on Migration and Development held in Istanbul, Turkey

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Limiting Detention Highlighted at UNHCR ExCom

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Protecting Liberty of Migrant Children & Families: Side Event at the UN General Assembly

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Discrimination and abuse against LGBT persons in detention: First ever hearing at Inter-American Commission

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UN Committee on Migrant Workers mark 25th Anniversary with Day of General Discussion

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UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and Migrant Workers Committee to address issue of children in context of migration

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Side Event Announcement: UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

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Summary of Deliberations Now Available for 2nd Global Roundtable on Alternatives To Detention

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“Let’s not pretend Europe’s response is working” – UN rights expert warns

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Spotlight on the 29th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

GENEVA (15 June - 3 July 2015) – The 29th Session of the UN Human Rights…

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Side Event: Community-based alternatives to detention

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2015 IDC Annual Member Meeting

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2015 UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs

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3rd Annual Roundtable on Strategic Litigation

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2015 Reunión Anual de Miembros de IDC

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UN rights experts: “Saving the lives of those stranded at sea should remain the priority” 

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2ª Mesa Redonda Global sobre Alternativas a la Detención

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2nd Global Roundtable on Alternatives to Detention

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Nuevo Video: Alternativas a la Detención para Niños, Niñas y Adolescentes

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UPDATE: Register Now for UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs

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IDC to host side event on “community-based ATD solutions” at UNHCR Annual Consultations

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UNHCR Preparing 2nd Global Roundtable on Alternatives to Detention

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Step It Up: Raising Awareness of the Migrant Workers Convention

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Spotlight on the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

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New Publication: “Protecting undocumented children”

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New Publication: “The Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Migrants in an Irregular Situation”

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Experto de la ONU: Los Estados deben poner un alto inmediato a la detención de niños migrantes

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Detention is inextricably linked with ill-treatment, children must be protected – UN expert

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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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2nd Destination Unknown Campaign Assembly

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UN Human Rights Office launches public online jurisprudence database

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International Conference: “None of Europe’s Children Should be Stateless” 

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UN Expert visits Brussels and calls on states to “bank on migrants”

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The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion launches World’s Stateless Report

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UNHCR HC’s Dialogue on Protection at Sea “raises vital human rights issues”

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UN expert to Malta – “stop the mandatory detention of irregular migrants and asylum seekers”

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MERCOSUR Institute issues new guide to Advisory Opinion OC-21

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IPPDH del MERCOSUR emite nueva guía de la Opinión Consultiva OC-21

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

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UN expert to Italy – “A humanitarian crisis must have a global humanitarian response”

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UN Committee Against Torture criticizes Australia’s mandatory detention policies

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Third Committee Adopts Resolutions on Migrant Children and the Rights of Migrants

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UN expert to the General Assembly – “migrants in detention are among the most marginalized”

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IDC Press Release: Groups commemorate 25th anniversary of the CRC by urging end to child immigration detention

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New Publication: ‘The Law of Refugee Status’

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UN Special Rapporteur convenes expert meeting on the detention of children

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UN Human Rights Committee adopts new general comment on Article 9 – the right to liberty

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UN expert to Europe – “migrants are human beings”

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UN Committee on Migrant Workers – criminalization ‘no solution’ to irregular migration

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OHCHR launches “Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights at International Borders”

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IDC to support training on sexual and gender nonconforming refugees

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Detention and alternatives highlighted at annual IOM CSO Consultations 

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UN Special Rapporteur on Torture to investigate impacts of child detention

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Still Stateless, Still Suffering – support the ENS campaign to protect stateless persons

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CRC 25th Anniversary

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Detention and ATD highlighted at First Global Forum on Statelessness

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2014 Rapporteur’s Report from UNHCR NGO Consultations is now available

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UN Working Group holds public consultation on arbitrary detention guidelines

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

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Child detention: a new international alliance

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UN Committee on Migrant Workers condemns immigration detention of children

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UN Committee Against Torture issues Concluding Observations on Thailand

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UN experts call for comments to Draft General Comment on Article 9 – right to liberty

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IDC convenes inaugural meeting of Inter-Agency Working Group on child immigration detention

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Europe: “We are in hell” Disturbing report published of detainee ill-treatment in Romanian detention centre

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UN officials call for respect for rights of migrants and their crucial economic role

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IDC Report: The issue of immigration detention at the UN level

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The Human Rights Council held an interactive dialogue on arbitrary detention on…

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UNHCR seeks to contribute to informed decision-making and public debate by…

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