Asia Regional Detention News

Criticism over Australia's immigration detention policies have continued to mount, particularly in light of reports of self-harming by children detained at detention centres in Darwin. Rights groups…


Amnesty International: Refugee deal takes New Zealand down the wrong path (AI Australia)

Amnesty International has published a briefing stating its concern for the recently announced refugee deal between Australia and New Zealand, claiming it does not address refugee protection in the…


Asia: Australia's policy of offshore processing causing mental illness in detainees

The use of immigration detention continued to escalate as an issue of concern in the region, including amongst NGOs and medical professionals in Australia who have been vocal in criticising the…


Asia Pacific: Inquiry's findings conclude immigration detention causes mental illness

A parliamentary investigation into immigration detention in Australia has found that conditions in Australian detention centres are causing endemic mental illness and violence for those detained. The…


Amnesty International: New Report: Trapped: The exploitation of migrant worker

Amnesty International has released a report documenting the exploitation of migrant workers in Malaysia and making recommendations to the government. Read the report


The Arakan Project; Tens of thousands of Rohingyas from Burma at risk of starvation in an unprecedented crackdown in Bangladesh

Chris Lewa has released a report titled The Arakan Project, detailing the treatment and living conditions faced by unregistered Rohingya refugees living outside the two official refugee camps in…


Workshop on strengthening capacity to implement alternatives to immigration detention

The IDC and Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) co-hosted a workshop on strengthening capacity to implement alternatives to immigration detention on 30th April and 1 May in Kuala Lumpur,…