Partners in Libya Advocate for Alternatives to Detention

The International Detention Coalition in partnership with IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the Danish Refugee Council held a two-day meeting to explore alternatives…


Future Focus Needed

As the Africa-Europe ‘mini-summit‘ on migration drew to a conclusion in Paris this month, it became clear that while all leaders present were interested in easing the pressures that…


IDC and Partners Continue to Promote Alternatives to Detention in Libya

For some time now, IDC has been working with partners in Libya to promote alternatives to detention.   This has included a workshop with civil society groups and…


Exploring alternatives to detention for torture survivors in Israel

There are an estimated 3,000 asylum seekers currently in Israel who have experienced torture in the Sinai prior to entering the country. Research from IDC member Hotline for Refugee and Migrants has…


UN Experts Seek Submissions on the Human Rights of Migrant Children

This is reposted from OHCHR, please find the original post here   CMW-CRC Joint General Comment on the Human Rights of Children in the Context of International Migration   The Committee on the…


Save the Date : IDC Annual Member Meeting June 16

Members at the IDC Annual Member Meeting 2016   Our annual member meeting will be held at the International Conference Centre in Geneva on June 16 from 4.30 - 6.30 pm. The meeting provides an…


How to Get Involved In the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty

Around the world, an unknown number of children are deprived of their liberty every year. Such detention often occurs in squalid conditions, without adequate oversight and regulation, negatively…


UNHCR Issue Brief clarifies position on ending child immigration detention

The IDC welcomes this update on UNHCR’s position on the detention of children in the context of immigration. As a global leader in ending the immigration detention of children and families, and in…


Libyan Civil Society & Government Discuss Alternatives to Immigration Detention

TUNISIA, Tunis —Libyan civil society and government representatives, together with members of the international community discussed on December 15 and 16 the…


Did You Know? Alternative to Detention Facts from MENA

These are just some of the examples of alternatives to detention - ie any law, policy or practice  by which enables people to live in the community across the Middle East North Africa Region (MENA),…