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June 2019

The Detention Monitor

Issue 90

Europe     Americas      Asia Pacific       Africa       MENA


Fortify Rights: Prevent the Detention of Rohingya Refugees in Thailand

IDC Member Fortify Rights in Thailand released a statement urging protection for Rohingya refugees. Chief Executive Officer Matthew Smith stated: “Thai and Malaysian authorities need to take a more decisive stand on ensuring accountability for mass atrocities in Myanmar and restoring Rohingya citizenship. All of ASEAN needs to band together to prevent that.” Read More

Rohingya Refugees' Perspectives on Their Displacement in Bangladesh

This report provides insight into the current political and policy context, refugees' challenges and aspirations, community engagement and what could improve refugees' lives in the medium to long term. Read More

Using Film to Change Hearts and Minds

The IDC's Communications Intern, Madeleine MacMillan-Perich, interviews two Australia-based filmmakers about how they use their skillset to make socially conscious, documentary films on issues of immigration and detention. Watch the trailer of their latest film below, and Read More


New IDC's Director Report: 
On the Ground in Libya, Implementing Alternatives to Detention

Jerome discusses the challenges and opportunities that exist for implementing alternatives to detention in the African continent. He also details a recent training that IDC facilitated with implementers in Libya. Read More

Latest Evidence for Ending the Detention of Families

The IDC's Senior Advisor, Dr. Robyn Sampson, discusses a recent evaluation of the Family Case Management Program in the United States as an example of the potential for alternatives to detention worldwide. 
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IDC Briefing Paper: Keeping Children Safe

The paper demonstrates that alternative care systems for unaccompanied children can provide appropriate protection and care for children while also ensuring their migration situation is resolved. Read More

MOOC: Gender-Based Violence in the Context of Migration

All the way through cross-border movements of people, gender is an important factor, and often a key element in human rights violations.
Learn more with free registration till 30 June! Read More

JUST RELEASED: Key Articles By Leading Thinkers

There were major milestones in 2018 towards the protection of the rights of refugees and migrants. To mark the moment, the International Journal of Refugee Law published a special issue on The 2018 Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration in December. All articles are now free. Read More


June 20: World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day we want to support UNHCR and join their campaign: 1 Billion Miles To Safety. The challenge is to walk, run or cycle the distance refugees cover each year to reach safety.

Want to join us? You can register here

July 5: IDC Member Meeting 

What: The 2019 IDC Member Meeting
When: Friday 5 July 5:30-7PM (directly after the UNHCR NGO Consultations)
Where: Room 4, CICG Building, Geneva
Drinks & Refreshments to follow.

Join us for this rare opportunity to connect with members from across the globe, and discuss critical opportunities for civil society engagement and advocacy moving forward!

👉 Support and promote our hashtags on Twitter
#EndChildDetention & #ThereAreAlternatives 
The Asia Pacific Team is joined by Min Jee Yamada Park as the new Asia Pacific Programme Officer - welcome Min!
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