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…


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…


Interview to the new Africa Programme Officer

In September 2019, we welcomed Florence Situmbeko to the African team, she is based in Windhoek, Namibia. Florence, will bring her long experience as a frontline Social Worker for government, as well…


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…


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…


Interview: Silvia Gómez on the Global Compact

The Global Compact on Migration was signed last week in Marrakech by 164 States, after 18 months of negotiation.  It is a non-binding document, but it aims to set the framework for how States will…


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…


Global NextGen Index: Key Trends

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In Appreciation of Barbara Harrell-Bond

The IDC expresses deep gratitude for the work of Barbara Harrell-Bond, who died at age 85 in July. Barbara was an active member of the IDC since it began in 2008. She consistently shared resources…