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The Detention Monitor
Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator for the IDC, Vivienne Chew, interviewed Puttanee Kangkun, Senior Human Rights Specialist at Fortify Rights. She reflected on child detention policy changes, and what it means for Thailand.
Europe Regional Coordinator for the IDC, Jem Stevens, reflects on the impact of working with partners to build a network aiming to reduce immigration detention and develop alternatives to detention in Europe.
Africa Programme Officer for the IDC, Tiffany Shakespeare, talks about how Africa is leading the way in refugee policies. Tiffany also shares updates from the IDC's Africa members - such as a recent CoRMSA workshop on the rights of children and refugees, click above for video.
Middle East & Africa Regional Coordinator for the IDC, Junita Calder, discusses the "toxic stress" of conflict and displacement, and how community hosting initiatives in the Middle East & North Africa are serving as alternatives to immigration detention.
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.
Now Available in Spanish!
A new online course on alternatives to immigration detention. Modules include training on the CAP Model, Case Management, and Child Detention.
More information and registration in Spanish available here.
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