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June 2019

The Detention Monitor

Issue 90

Europe     Americas      Asia Pacific       Africa       MENA

🌎 Americas 

Children Dying in Detention in US & Mexico: Unnecessary and Unjustifiable

On May 17, 2019, IDC members and partners in Mexico gathered outside of the National Palace to demand that the Mexican government immediately end immigration detention of children. The demonstration was in response to the death of a 10-year-old girl from Guatemala who was held in immigration detention in Chihuahua and later transferred with her mother to another detention center in Mexico City.
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New Legal Aid Network for Refugees

Americas Network for Refugee Legal Aid (ANRLA) aims to support and facilitate the development, articulation and joint action of organizations dedicated to promoting and defending effective access to protection alternatives for refugees in the Americas. Read More

🌍 International

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 Full Report

🛠 Resources

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

New Reports Recommend Alternatives for the US

The National Immigrant Justice Center and the Women's Refugee Comission released new reports on why and how Case Management can and must be part of the US approach to immigration. You can read them here and here

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

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

📆 Calendar

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 
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