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…


Cross-Regional Exchange on Ending Child Detention

The Permanent Mission of Brazil, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines and the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia, in collaboration with…


Cross-Regional Exchange to Explore Ending Child Detention

The Permanent Mission of Brazil, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines and the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia, in collaboration with…


IDC Member Meeting 2018

The IDC Member Meeting took place directly after the Geneva UNHCR NGO Consultations and provided an opportunity for engagement with some of our 400 Members worldwide. Watch a recording of the Member…


Announcing New IDC Director 

The IDC is thrilled to announce that our new Executive Director will be Jerome Phelps. Jerome comes to the IDC having been Director of Detention Action in the United Kingdom for over ten years.…