Southeast Asia Children on the Move Conference

Save the Children (SC), Terre de Hommes (TdH), International Detention Coalition (IDC) and Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) are jointly organising a regional conference on children on the…


Building Support for Alternatives to Detention for Children in NZ

An international delegation visited New Zealand over the week of April 3 - April 7, exploring ways alternatives to detention for children could be expanded. Delgates included Dr. Robyn Sampson,…


A Framework For Change in Asia Pacific

  A 2 ½ day capacity building workshop was held in Jakarta (March 7 – 9) with just under 30 participants from civil society organisations and UNHCR offices across the Asia Pacific.  …


Refugee Alternatives Conference in Australia

Australia's refugee sector came together on the 22 -23rd of February for a conference on Refugee Alternatives: Improving policy, practice and public support. Hosted by IDC member, the Refugee Council…


Presidential Decree on Treatment of Refugees in Indonesia

In January 2017, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo signed  a Presidential Decree (Perpres) regarding the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers in the country.   Previously, the management of…


Thai Government Resolution for Protection of Refugees

The Thai Government has approved a framework to enhance the identification and protection of refugees.   The resolution was approved in principle by the Cabinet to finalise and implement a…


UNHCR Issue Brief clarifies position on ending child immigration detention

The IDC welcomes this update on UNHCR’s position on the detention of children in the context of immigration. As a global leader in ending the immigration detention of children and families, and in…


How to Get Involved In the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty

Around the world, an unknown number of children are deprived of their liberty every year. Such detention often occurs in squalid conditions, without adequate oversight and regulation, negatively…


Asia Pacific News Round Up January

IDC member group Tenaganita pushes for migrant rights and an end to discrimination    Australian refugee advocate awarded  Thailand approves the implementation of a framework to protect…


Exploring Alternatives to Detention in Japan

A delegation of experts collaborated with experts in Japan to explore alternatives to immigration detention - in this picture, delegates with the Members of the Diet of Japan The IDC's Director…