Global Tools, Local Impact: THE GDP NEWSLETTER

May 2022 Welcome to the Global Detention Project’s roundup of current research, publications, and events. For any questions about our content, please contact us at: admin [at] globaldetentionproject [dot] org LATEST PUBLICATIONS Annual Report: “Global Tools, Local Impact” A common thread that ties our work together over the past year is our effort to ensure that global tools have local impact. Among […]

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Global Detention Project Annual Report – Global Tools, Local Impact

Just as the COVID-19 pandemic revealed important lessons about the harm caused by migration-related detention, so too has Russia’s war on Ukraine revealed Europe’s selective humanitarianism. We have sought to engage these challenges proactively, effectively, and in partnership with allies and advocates at all levels, from local advocacy groups to networks spread across the international community. A common thread that ties our work together over the past year is our effort to ensure that global tools have local impact. […]

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TURKEY: Joint Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

As Turkey has stepped up immigration controls there have been increasing reports of human rights abuses in detention centres and in other sites along its borders. Women have been subjected to abuses and gender-specific violations, including reports of rape of refugee women in some removal centres as well as humiliating strip searches. […]

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“AND SO ADVOCACY BECAME HEALING”: A GDP Q&A with Abdul Aziz Muhamat

Abdul Aziz Muhamat languished in detention on Manus Island for nearly six years, but throughout that time he was an indefatigable advocate for those trapped in Australia’s offshore detention system. Today, Aziz lives in Switzerland, where he was granted asylum after receiving Geneva’s prestigious Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders in 2019. The GDP spoke to Aziz about his experiences, challenges he sees in making advocacy more effective, and his plans for the future. […]

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SOUTH AFRICA: Joint Submission to the Universal Periodic Review

This submission for the 4th cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of South Africa in March 2022 has been prepared by the Global Detention Project (GDP), a non-profit organisation based in Geneva that promotes the human rights of migration-related detainees, and Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), a South Africa based non-profit that promotes the rights of migrants and refugees. […]

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MOROCCO: Joint Submission to the Universal Periodic Review

SUBMISSION TO THE UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW 41st SESSION OF THE UPR WORKING GROUP NOVEMBER 2022 ISSUES RELATED TO MIGRATION-RELATED DETENTION AND BORDER ENFORCEMENT MEASURES (read formatted PDF version) This submission has been prepared by the Global Detention Project, a Geneva-based non-profit association that promotes the human rights of migrant detainees, and the Groupe antiraciste d’accompagnement et […]

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INDIA: Joint Submission to the Universal Periodic Review

41st Session of the UPR Working Group, 7-18 November 2022 Issues Related to Immigration-Related Detention and Asylum  INTRODUCTION (read formatted PDF version here) This submission for the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of India has been prepared by the Global Detention Project (GDP), a non-profit organisation based in Geneva that promotes the […]

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Joint Submission to the European Committee for the Prevention of Torturein Preparation for its Visit to Poland

The submission highlights concerns regarding Poland’s discriminatory detention practices of non-Ukrainian refugees, inhuman and degrading conditions in “Guarded Centres for Foreigners,” abuses of non-citizens on the border with Belarus, and the country’s increasing detention of children for migration purposes. […]

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