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March 2019

The Detention Monitor

Issue 89

Europe     Americas      Asia Pacific       Africa       MENA     

UN Committee on Migrant Workers: Call for Inputs
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 Freedom from Arbitrary Detention. The Committee invites all stakeholders to provide inputs to this initiative through a questionnaire by 1 April, 2019.
EPIM Call for Proposals: Unlocking Alternatives
EPIM wishes to build on progress made and scale the implementation of case management-based ATD pilots in Europe by supporting civil society organisations at the national level. Projects can run for a timeframe of at least 24 months, starting in May 2019 or June 2019. Projects can be proposed for a grant of up to 120,000 EUR. Deadline is 4 April 2019.
La Cimade Outlines Changes in Asylum and Detention
Ce Qui Entre En Vigueur Le 1er Janvier 2019 En Matière D'asile: New procedures came into effect on January 2, 2019 regarding border policies and asylum requests, right to remain during immigration procedures, appeals and conditions of reception. 
Sign This Petition to End Immigration Detention of Children in Belgium
Don't Lock Up A Child. Period. is a national campaign in Belgium that believes child detention violates the rights of children, and that immigration detention always contravenes the principle of the best interests of the child. Please sign their petition to support their work to end child immigration detention, and implement alternatives in Belgium once and for all.
New Online Course: Fundamentals of Immigration Detention
The use of immigration detention as a migration management tool has become a routine rather than an exception in many countries. In this new course, you will learn the concepts of detention, safeguards provided in international law, the actors involved, and standards of treatment for persons in situations of vulnerability. Register today!
New Publication: Crossing a Red Line
As part of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee led "Red Line" project, the Global Detention Project has worked with partners in Hungary, Bulgaria, Greece and Italy to document the worrisome trend towards de facto detention, and to use this data to provide EU organs with the necessary knowledge to tackle attempts at weakening the fundamental rights of those seeking refuge in Europe as a result of violence and turmoil in their home countries.

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