2014 Annual Report

Change requires leadership and vision, and we are fortunate to report that the International Detention Coalition’s (IDC) members and leadership continue to be a driving force behind the growing movement to protect and uphold the human rights of people affected by immigration detention.

Worldwide, momentum is growing among states to reconsider the use of immigration detention and other restrictive border control measures, in place of more humane alternatives with the IDC team and our members driving this change. UN, intergovernmental and regional bodies are increasingly speaking out against immigration detention, particularly for children and families, and increasing numbers of countries are introducing alternatives to immigration detention (ATD) in law and practice.

Throughout 2014, the IDC met with more than 25 governments to explore alternatives to immigration detention, trained more than 200 NGOs from 44 countries, undertook campaign activities in 40 countries, chaired a newly-formed UN/NGO working group to end child detention, and launched the first-ever immigration detention monitoring manual together with the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

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