On the Frontline in Europe

Greece & Italy Pilot Alternatives to Detention How can we move away from the increasing reliance on immigration detention in EU border countries, which receive a high proportion of arrivals and…


A New Alternative to Detention Pilot for Women in the UK

There’s something different about the newest member of the European Alternatives to Detention (ATD) Network: Action Foundation is the first NGO running a government-initiated and funded alternative…


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…


Advocating for Alternatives to Detention in Europe

A version of this article was originally published in European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM) Policy Update February 2019   Written by Jem Stevens Europe Regional Coordinator,…


Celebrating 29 Years of the CRC

On Tuesday November 20th, the Initiative for Child Rights in the Global Compacts held an event at the Palais des Nations, “Child Rights and the Global Compacts: A Call For Action,” to commemorate 29…


JRS Report on the Detention of Trafficked Men

IDC partner, JRS UK, has released a report based on the experience of 13 trafficked men. The report finds that a fundamental conflict between supporting trafficking victims and immigration control…


Recast Return Directive Foresees More Immigration Detention

On 12 September 2018, in his state of union speech, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced a Recast of the Return Directive to “accelerate the return of irregular migrants,”…


Evidence That Alternatives to Detention Can Be Effective

The first independent evaluation report on three alternatives to detention pilot projects in the European ATD Network is now out. Read the Report and Briefing Paper. In the context of increased…


Trust and support key to effective alternatives to detention

New guidance from the Council of Europe could help European governments refocus on the kind of alternatives that really work to reduce harmful and expensive immigration detention. A detailed and…


Country Reports on Child - Sensitive Migration

Kids Empowerment, a Paris-based NGO and IDC member, aims to empower children and youth by helping them assert their rights, as well as advocate for the compliance of international law in the…