The ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People’s Forum was held on 21-23 March 2014 in Yangon, Burma.

The IDC presented on immigration detention trends and developments in the ASEAN region, at a workshop organized by the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network on Forced Migration in South East Asia.

The final statement of the ACSC/APF 2014 conference contained a strong recommendation calling for an end to the immigration detention of children and stateless persons by ASEAN member states, and for the implementation of alternatives to detention for these populations. The full text of the statement can be found here.