First MENA Regional Exchange on Alternatives

PRESS RELEASE First MENA Regional Meeting of Peer Exchange and Learning Among…

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IDC Meets With Unaccompanied Children & Their Hosts in Egypt

During a visit to Cairo by the IDC MENA team in June 2019, we had the…

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Finding Solutions Together in Africa

IDC at the NANHRI & AU Policy Forum As a result of the IDC’s collaboration…

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Community Hosting as an Alternative in MENA

Local Households Provide Stability After “Toxic Stress”  …

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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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Adopting Alternatives: An Opportunity for Africa

A key forum in Africa highlights a significant opportunity in Africa. The IDC,…

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Our Work in MENA: A Year in Review

North African alternatives to detention collected in new report: “There Are…

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Report Launch Alongside ACHPR

The International Detention Coalition (IDC) invites you to the launch of our…

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Unlawful Detention: An Expensive Mistake for Governments

A woman in South Africa has been awarded R180,000 in damages - USD $15,500 -…

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Proposed Changes Risk More Statelessness in Egypt

Aspiring to be model in the region for guaranteeing protections to refugee and…

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Partners in Libya Advocate for Alternatives to Detention

The International Detention Coalition in…

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Future Focus Needed

As the Africa-Europe ‘mini-summit‘ on migration drew to a…

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Exploring alternatives to detention for torture survivors in Israel

There are an estimated 3,000 asylum seekers currently in Israel who have…

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IDC and Partners Continue to Promote Alternatives to Detention in Libya

For some time now, IDC has been working with…

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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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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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Did You Know? Alternative to Detention Facts from MENA

These are just some of the examples of alternatives to detention - ie any law,…

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Freedom to move and support our families

The freedom to leave the place we live each day and work to support ourselves…

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Do you know about alternatives to detention in North Africa?

The IDC is proud to announce that our exciting new study on North Africa, in…

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Expansion of Alternatives to Detention in MENA Urgently Required

  Congratulations Yusra Mardini on winning your women’s 100 meters…

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

  On 19 and 20 June 2016, the IDC ran its first ever alternatives to…

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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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First Hand Account of Detention Conditions in Jordan

Cairo’s Global Research has published a report revealing abysmal, deteriorating…

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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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Innovative Solutions to Employment and Education for Refugees and Migrants

This month, we highlight some ways in which large numbers of refugees and…

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Regional Advisor Positions Now Open in Africa and Middle East

The IDC is now seeking for nominations for…

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Regional launch and training event in Tunisia: There Are Alternatives (revised edition)

In February, the IDC launched its recently published handbook There Are…

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Handbook Launch in Middle East North Africa

Temporary work permits; one-off migrant registration amnesties; efficient,…

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Tragic Events and Unfortunate Attitudes regarding ‘Solutions’

It has been a sad month for many in MENA with devastating attacks in Lebanon…

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Upcoming MENA Regional Launch of There Are Alternatives: Revised Edition

To further encourage the conversation and assist governments in exploring…

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MENA November News Roundup

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

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MENA September-October News Roundup

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

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Invitation to Contribute: IDC MENA Online Community

As large numbers of people- women, girls, boys and men- continue to move…

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MENA August News Roundup

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

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From Detention to Destitution: Migrants Released in Israel

Holot detention facility in the Negev desert, close to the border with Egypt.…

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MENA July News Roundup

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

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New Reports Provide Further Evidence for Advocates Influencing MENA Immigration and Detention Policy

Over the last month few months, IDC members and friends in the MENA Region have…

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Middle East North Africa Regional Member Meeting

The IDC held its annual MENA Regional Member Meeting in Tunis, Tunisia during…

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Middle East and North Africa June Roundup

Regional: Abuses against children are fueling migration to the European Union,…

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Regional Member Meeting

The IDC will be holding its annual Middle East and North Africa Member meeting…

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Middle East and North Africa April Roundup

Regional: “We are like slaves”. The New York Times reports on the “primitive”…

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Middle East and North Africa March Roundup

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

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Spotlight on Detention in MENA

Across the Middle East and North Africa Region, conditions within detention…

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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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Middle East and North Africa February Roundup

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

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Is there a Way to Avoid Detention in Mixed Migration Contexts?

Across MENA governments are grappling with issues of mixed migration –…

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Jordan, Israel: Legal challenges to immigration detention

Legal action over detention provisions under the Anti Infiltration Act in…

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January News Roundup

This news roundup is a compilation of tweets made by the IDC Co-ordinator for…

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

VALETTA (10 December 2014) – On International Human Rights Day, the United…

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Closed borders, dangerous journeys, trafficking & detention: little opportunity for safety in MENA

Within MENA and on the border with Europe, we are seeing widespread reports of…

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MENA News Roundup October / November

This news roundup is a compilation of tweets made by the IDC Co-ordinator for…

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Children in detention no longer a hidden issue

Children should never be detained for immigration purposes, says the Committee…

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Collaborative action to prevent detention and deaths at sea needed

African asylum seekers rescued off boats and taken aboard an Italy navy ship,…

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Detention News Roundup September – MENA

In Israel this month, the High Court rules the Holot centre must be closed,…

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CRC 25th Anniversary

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

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Israel High Court ruling: detention of asylum seekers should be a last resort

This month Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled that the use of Holot Detention…

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Upcoming Opportunity for IDC MENA Members

In November 2013 IDC MENA members came together for a regional workshop in…

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MENA News Round Up July / August

Conflict in Libya continues, with IOM expecting and increase the numbers of…

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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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Child detention: a new international alliance

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

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More at risk of detention as services scaled back in Libya

Photo: Wil Crisp/IRIN Every year on August 19, World Humanitarian Day…

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Independent monitoring of detention needed across MENA

Independent access to and monitoring of places of detention are critical…

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Innovative campaigning in Israel to end child detention

A coalition of IDC members and other key actors in Israel continue work to end…

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Resource: monthly summary on MENA migration

Mixed migration is a topic of big interest to governments, NGOs, academics and…

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EOI for researchers

IOM Cairo, with the Migration Coordination Task Force  for the North-Eastern…

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Transit or destination? It’s not always so simple

Often discussions around stopping irregular migration and on the use of…

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Workshop on immigration detention in Tripoli

IDC members in Libya, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and the International…

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Israel: action against the anti-infiltration law continues

In Israel, action against the anti-infiltration law has increased again, with…

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Saudi Arabia: Major concern about round up, detention and expulsion of migrants

Major concern about round up, detention and expulsion of migrants in Saudi…

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MENA workshop 2013

The IDC MENA regional workshop was held this month over two days in Amman,…

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Mixed news on detention gains and challenges in MENA

Success for Israeli human rights groups fighting the Anti-Infiltration Law, as…

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IDC membership in MENA region continues to grow

IDC membership in the MENA region continues to grow, with a number of new IDC…

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IDC discuss ATD and impact of detention on children in Israel

The IDC took part in two events last month in partnership with IDC members…

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Middle East & North Africa Regional Detention News: URGENT Appeal for support for AMERA Egypt!

AMERA Egypt, a longtime IDC member, is facing imminent closure due to a lack…

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HRW: Israel pressures asylum seekers to leave (JPost)

"Human Rights Watch and the Hotline for Migrant Workers released a report on…

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Israel: UN Refugee Agency petitions High Court to overturn infiltration law (Haaretz)

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has submitted a request to…

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MENA: Use of immigration detention a growing concern in Libya and Yemen

As 2012 draws to a close, immigration detention across the Middle East and…

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Middle East & North Africa: IDC reaches out to MENA region in light of international IDC research launch

Immigration detention across the Africa region is an ongoing concern.…

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Increasing legal immigration channels to save lives?

In MENA, news of more deaths at sea, as well as deaths in desert areas at the…

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