The IDC Secretariat and many of our members are currently preparing for the UNHCR annual consultations with NGOs, an annual event hosted by the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva, Switzerland.

These annual consultations are an opportunity for NGOs and other members of civil society to engage directly with UNHCR on a number of important thematic and regional priorities.

This year, the IDC will again play an important role in bringing issues of immigration detention and Alternatives to Detention (ATD) to the international stage.

In collaboration with the UNHCR Department of International Protection, the IDC is sponsoring a special thematic session on immigration detention and ATD entitled “Immigration Detention – Finding Alternatives.”  The session will be moderated by IDC member Michelle Brane of the Women’s Refugee Commission and panelists include IDC Director, Grant Mitchell; UNHCR Senior Legal Coordinator, Alice Edwards, Oxford University Researcher, Cathryn Costello, and IDC member and CEO of the Hotline for Migrant Workers, Reut Michaeli.

We hope you will join us:
When: Thursday 13 June 2013, from 9.00- 10.45

Where: Room 4 at the International Conference Center (ICCG)

More info: Contact Grant Mitchell