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,…


IDC Meets With Unaccompanied Children & Their Hosts in Egypt

During a visit to Cairo by the IDC MENA team in June 2019, we had the opportunity to interview two young people who arrived in Cairo without their family members. The meeting was facilitated  by…


3 Key Trends in Africa & What They Mean For You

In early November 2019, the Network for African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) will have their 12th Biennial conference on the theme: “The Global Compact on Migration (GCM): African…


Finding Solutions Together in Africa

IDC at the NANHRI & AU Policy Forum As a result of the IDC’s collaboration with the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) over the past few years, we were invited to…


Regional Dialogue Looks to Translate Commitments to Results

In recent years, the governments of the American continent have made significant commitments to guarantee human rights for migrants, including the right to personal liberty.   The 5th Summit of…


Using Film to Change Hearts & Minds

Interview Compiled by Madeleine MacMillan-Perich Communication Intern, International Detention Coalition (IDC)   As part of my internship, I wanted to contribute to our blog series ‘Change Can…


JUST RELEASED: Key Articles By Leading Thinkers

Key Articles By Leading Thinkers Written by Dr. Robyn Sampson Senior Advisor, International Detention Coalition (IDC)   There were major milestones in 2018 towards the protection of the rights…


How Generosity Could Change Amina’s Life

Written by Seza Kirishdjian Middle East & North Africa Programme Officer, International Detention Coalition (IDC)   He held baby Amina in his arms, in a firm grip.  Fully aware of the…