Successful side event on Alternatives to Child Immigration Detention during the GFMD in Quito

During the last Global Forum on Migration and Development in Quito (GFMD) Summit, which took place in Quito from the 20th to the 24th of January 2020, a side event organized by IDC and UNICEF under…


Thailand’s National Screening Mechanism paves the way for better refugee protection

On 24 December 2019, the long-awaited National Screening Mechanism (NSM) for refugees was finalised and approved by the Thai Cabinet. The NSM follows the signing of the intergovernmental Memorandum…


Mexican advocates stand their ground to defend rights of detained migrants and to monitor immigration detention

IDC stood together with over 200 organizations calling for a reversal of the Mexican government's decision to deny civil society organizations access to immigration detention centers across the…


Practical steps that foster effective results: The Council of Europe’s guidance on alternatives to immigration detention

The Council of Europe has published a new handbook outlining key principles and processes to implement alternatives to detention (ATD) in the context of migration. What does it add for civil society…


Alternative care models for Migrant Children Protection Protocol

On Mexico's southern border, IDC supports alternative care models and strategies for strengthening local implementation of Mexico's Migrant Children Protection Protocol IDC Americas brought 2019 to a…


Turning the tide of detention: what role could European cities play?

Written by Barbara Pilz and Jem Stevens European cities are increasingly involved in debates around migration governance. What role could they play in building systems based on engagement with…


Regional Roundtable on ATD held in Bangkok

International Detention Coalition (IDC) recently co-hosted a closed-door roundtable on alternative care arrangements for children in the context of international migration in the Asia Pacific with…


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…


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,…