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…


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…


Community Hosting as an Alternative in MENA

Local Households Provide Stability After “Toxic Stress” Written by Junita Calder Middle East & Africa Regional Coordinator, International Detention Coalition For many of us,…


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…


Adopting Alternatives: An Opportunity for Africa

A key forum in Africa highlights a significant opportunity in Africa. The IDC, invited by the Africa Commission for Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa…


Our Work in MENA: A Year in Review

North African alternatives to detention collected in new report: “There Are Alternatives: Africa” There Are Alternatives: Africa describes examples of “alternatives” in operation across North Africa…


Report launch alongside ACHPR

The International Detention Coalition (IDC) invites you to the launch of our new report and panel discussion on "Alternatives to the use of Immigration Detention in Africa". The launch will be held…


Unlawful Detention: An Expensive Mistake for Governments

A woman in South Africa has been awarded R180,000 in damages - USD $15,500 - after being detained  local police in September 2017 has been proven by the Pretoria Regional Court to be unlawful. The…


Proposed Changes Risk More Statelessness in Egypt

Aspiring to be model in the region for guaranteeing protections to refugee and asylum seeking Syrians, proposed changes to Egypt’s citizenship laws appear instead to deny the right to nationality and…