How Change Happened in Thailand

Interview compiled by Vivienne Chew  Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator, International Detention Coalition   On 21 January 2019, following years of sustained and strategic advocacy by the IDC,…


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…


Seven Rohingya Children Ordered Released In Malaysia

A Malaysian court ordered for the release of seven Rohingya children detained in an immigration detention centre in Malaysia into a NGO shelter, following an application for habeas corpus to…


Indonesia Theory of Change Workshop

On 26th and 27th of June, the IDC brought together 15 participants from civil society organizations and United Nations agencies in Indonesia to develop a theory of…


Theory of Change Workshop

Thailand: Theory of Change Workshop

Bangkok Workshop On 16th and 17th of May, the IDC brought together various stakeholders in Thailand to develop a national strategy for ending child immigration detention, built upon a theory of…


Arbitrary immigration detention pic: davidruech-photography

Detention in Malaysia Criticised by CEDAW Committee

Concluding Observations for the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) for Malaysia’s third to fifth combined periodic reports raise concerns about the use of…


Malaysia Strategy Workshop

At the end of February, IDC members and partners in Malaysia came together for a two-day national workshop aiming to develop a collective theory of change.  …


Regional Roundtable on Judicial Engagement for Southeast Asia

On 6-7 December 2017, the IDC along with UNHCR and APRRN, co-hosted a regional roundtable on judicial engagement in Kuala Lumpur. Attended by lawyers, and representatives from NGO and UNHCR offices…


Migration in Malaysia: Civil Society Consultations

  The IDC, along with UNHCR Malaysia, the National Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM), and the Malaysian Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights…


Urgent Need for No Child Detention Policy in Thailand

The immigration detention of children continues to be a pressing concern in Thailand. On November 2nd, Fortify Rights reported that a young Rohingya girl named Zainab Bi Bi had died after spending…