Gaining Ground Annex: Country Profiles

May 16, 2022

This Annex compiles short country profiles for the 47 countries that were included in a research mapping carried out for IDC’s briefing paper Gaining ground: Promising Practice to Reduce and End Immigration Detention and should be read in parallel to the paper. IDC undertook data collection across five regions (Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and MENA) through desk research and outreach to IDC members and partners. Each country profile provides a short overview of the immigration detention context, in addition to one or more examples of recent developments in law and/or policy related to efforts to reduce and end immigration detention.