Implementing the Non-punishment Principle for Victims of Trafficking

On 4-5 February, the GDP’s Michael Flynn served as a moderator during a two-day expert consultation convened by the UN Special Rapporteur (SR) on trafficking in persons – Siobhán Mullally – aimed at informing the SR’s June 2021 report to the Human Rights Council. The discussion was based on the 2020 paper published by the […]

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Immigration Detention in the European Union

This book offers a unique comparative assessment of the evolution of immigration detention systems in European Union member states since the onset of the “refugee crisis.” By applying an analytical framework premised on international human rights law in assessing domestic detention regimes, the book reveals the extent to which EU legislation has led to the adoption of laws and practices that may disregard fundamental rights and standards. […]

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Using Detention to Talk About the Elephant in the Room

“Using detention to talk about the elephant in the room: the Global Compact for Migration and the significance of its neglect of the UN Migrant Workers Convention” – M. Grange and I. Majcher, International Journal of Law in Context In an article for the International Journal of Law in Context, GDP Advisor Mariette Grange and […]

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The Ongoing Business of Strengthening the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

Joint NGO response to the report of the co-facilitators of the UN GeneralAssembly’s review of the UN human rights treaty body system The GDP has joined more than 150 NGOs around the world to address the co-facilitators of the UN General Assembly’s review of the human rights treaty body system: “We welcome the report containing […]

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Human Rights Day 2020: Respecting the Human Rights of All People, Regardless of Their Immigration Status

Today, the international community marks the 72nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at a time when the human rights of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers are facing unprecedented challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed countless lives across the globe, but perhaps none more so than those of undocumented migrants and other vulnerable non-citizens. According to […]

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International Migrants Day: Global Celebration of Our Rights and Our Struggle for Justice

On International Migrants Day, the Global Detention Project will be participating in an online event organised by Migrant Forum Asia (MFA), Cross Regional Center for Refugees and Migrants, Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism, and the Civil Society Action Committee. The GDP will take part in a panel titled “Detention and Returns: Going Beyond Alternatives.” […]

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Immigration Detention in Colombia: At the Crossroads of the Americas

Located at the juncture between South and Central America, Colombia has become an important transit point for migrants and asylum seekers from across the Americas and elsewhere in the world. It is also a key destination for Venezuelans fleeing the turmoil in their country, hosting more than 1.3 million by 2019. During 2010-2014, a national […]

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Immigration Detention in Paraguay: The Non-Detention Norm Versus Mandatory COVID Quarantine

While Paraguay’s laws provide for the detention of non-nationals for migration-related reasons, detention appears to be rarely applied. There is little information, however, about how often people are detained or the conditions of their detention. […]

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