Interview to the new Africa Programme Officer

In September 2019, we welcomed Florence Situmbeko to the African team, she is based in Windhoek, Namibia. Florence, will bring her long experience as a frontline Social Worker for government, as well…


First MENA Regional Exchange on Alternatives

PRESS RELEASE First MENA Regional Meeting of Peer Exchange and Learning Among States on Alternatives to Detention Tunis 2-3 October 2019 Based on the Objective 13(h) of the Global Compact for Safe,…


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 opportunity to interview two young people who arrived in Cairo without their family members. The meeting was facilitated  by…


3 Key Trends in Africa & What They Mean For You

In early November 2019, the Network for African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) will have their 12th Biennial conference on the theme: “The Global Compact on Migration (GCM): African…


Finding Solutions Together in Africa

IDC at the NANHRI & AU Policy Forum As a result of the IDC’s collaboration with the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) over the past few years, we were invited to…


Africa is Leading the Way

Significant Changes in Refugee Policies Regarding Integration and Enjoyment of Rights   The government of Ethiopia changed its refugee laws, granting refugees access to work, banking and…


IMPORTANT: Call for Inputs on Immigration Detention

  WHAT: The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families has decided to elaborate General Comment No. 5 on Migrants’ Rights to Liberty and…


Adopting Alternatives: An Opportunity for Africa

A key forum in Africa highlights a significant opportunity in Africa. The IDC, invited by the Africa Commission for Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa…


Our Work in MENA: A Year in Review

North African alternatives to detention collected in new report: “There Are Alternatives: Africa” There Are Alternatives: Africa describes examples of “alternatives” in operation across North Africa…


ACHPR Panel Discussion: Preventing Torture in Africa

In October, 2018, the IDC will be attending the 63rd Session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) in Banjul, Gambia.   The IDC will be speaking alongside ACHPR…