Conferences & Presentations
The Global South and the World: Past, Present and Future
The Annual Conference of the Association of Global South Studies, held in Marrakech 14-16 December, featured a presentation from the GDP’s director entitled “How the Global North is turning the Global South into an immigration detention gulag,” as well as a presentation of the new GDP volume, “Challenging Immigration Detention: Academics, Activists and Policy-Makers.” More […]
Is Ending the Detention of Children an “Alternative”?
The GDP’s Michael Flynn gave a presentation on the challenges of pursuing an end to the immigration detention of children through advocacy of “alternatives to detention” at a colloquium at the University of Geneva titled “Migrations, State Obligations, and Rights in a Globalized Context.” The event, which took place on 12 October 2017, was part of Geneva’s […]
Détention et autres entraves à la liberté de circulation
Mariette Grange gave a course on “Détention et autres entraves à la liberté de circulation” during the first course on the rights of migrants held in French by the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in partnership with the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie. Some fifty participants, mainly from francophone Africa, attended the course, entitled: « […]
Immigration Detention of Children: Coming to a Close?
Immigration Detention of Children: Coming to a Close? The GDPs Michael Flynn participated in this two-day conference co-hosted by the Council of Europe and the Czech Ministry of Justice(25-26 September 2017). Information about the event is available here. Flynn’s presentation was titled “Are There ‘Alternatives’ for Children?” “Are There ‘Alternatives’ for Children?” By Michael Flynn […]
Immigration Detention in the European Union: Research and Advocacy
Izabella Majcher gave a presentation titled “Immigration Detention in the European Union: Research and Advocacy” at the Open Society Initiative for Europe‘s (OSIFE) Protection and Rights of Migrants Grantee Convening “Between Politics And Enforcement: Safeguarding And Advancing Migrant Rights In Europe.” Madrid, 18 – 19 September 2017.
Laws and Practice of Immigration Detention in the European Union: European Union Law vs. International Human Rights Law
Izabella Majcher presented a paper on the the EU detention regime and its compatibility with international human rights law at the Migration Law Section of the 2017 Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Conference taking place in Dublin on 5-8 September.
Measuring and gathering data on immigration detention
Mariette Grange to give a workshop titled “Measuring and gathering data on immigration detention,” at the European Network on Statelessness Conference Protecting Stateless Persons From Arbitrary Detention, held in Budapest, Hungary, 4-5 May 2017.
When the Exception becomes the rule: European Union Societies on the move
Izabella Majcher to give a presentation titled “Trends in Immigration Detention in the European Union,” which outlines the GDP’s ongoing research on immigration detention in EU countries, at the conference When the Exception becomes the rule: European Union Societies on the move, hosted by International Institute for the Sociology of Law, in Oñati, Spain, 4-5 […]
Analyzing Immigration Detention from a Global Perspective
Michael Flynn to give a presentation at the workshop “Immigration Detention in the Age of Migration Control” held at the University of Southern California on 7 April 2017 and co-hosted by the USC Gould School of Law, Border Criminologies at Oxford University, and the UCLA School of Law. Flynn’s presentation is entitled “Analyzing Immigration Detention from […]
GDP Briefing to UN Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries
The GDP’s executive director gave a briefing to the UN Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries on the key multinational corporations that operate immigration detention centres around. The Working Group intends to include this issue in its 2017 report to the UN General Assembly report. Information about the list of companies discussed during the […]
25th Anniversary of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
The GDP’s senior researcher Mariette Grange was a panelist at the 25th anniversary commemoration of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, which took place at the Palais des Nation in Geneva on 28 November 2016. She gave a presentation entitled “Data Collection and Tracking State Detention Practices: Examples of State Legislation and Practices – […]
Three GDP papers were presented at the 3rd Annual CINETS Conference, “Crimmigration in the Shadow of Sovereignty,” held at the University of Maryland on 6-7 October 2016: Galina Cornelisse, “The Constitutionalisation of Immigration Detention“; Matthew Flynn, “Capitalism and Immigration Control“; and Michael Flynn, “Detained Beyond the Sovereign.” Information about the conference is available here.
Human Rights, Business, and Immigration Detention
HUMAN RIGHTS, BUSINESS AND IMMIGRATION DETENTION Parallel event at the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council Thursday 16 June 2016, 2:00pm – 3:00 pm ROOM IV, PALAIS DES NATIONS, Geneva SPEAKERS Surya Deva, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights Michael Flynn, Global Detention Project (Switzerland) Brynn O’Brien, No Business in Abuse (Australia) […]
Tracking Immigration Detention Data Globally: An Introduction to the Global Detention Project Online Database
The Global Detention Project is pleased to announce that it will be co-hosting a parallel event at the upcoming session of the UN Human Rights Council at which we will present the GDP’s new website and online database. The event, titled “Tracking Immigration Detention Data Globally: An Introduction to the Global Detention Project Online Database,” […]
The Plight of Children and Women Seeking Asylum in Australia
Mariette Grange served as a panelist at this side event to the UN Human Rights Council. The event was organized by Edmund Rice International, Franciscans International, Destination Justice, and ChilOut. Other panelists included Phil Glendenning, Refugee Council of Australia; Mohammad Ali Baqiri, former detainee at the offshore detention centre in Nauru and the 2015 ChilOut Youth […]
Privatization in the International Arena
Michael Flynn presented a paper on non-state actor involvement in immigration detention regimes at this conference, which was held at the California Western School of Law in San Diego and cosponsored by the University of California, San Diego, and the Scholars Strategy Network. More information is avaiable here.
Detention in Latin America
In late November, Michael Flynn participated in a series of lectures and workshops in Buenos Aires organized by the University of Lanus (Centro de Justicia y Derechos Humanos), UNHCR, the IOM, the Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales, as well as several other local and regional organizations around the theme of human rights and migration in […]
Detention Norms and Lebanon
On 17 November Izabella Majcher gave a training session titled “Freedom of Movement and Restrictions thereof, including Detention” as part of the International Refugee Law Course for Lebanese officials organized by the International Institute of Humanitarian Law and UNHCR in Sanremo, Italy.
Annual Conference of the International Social Theory Consortium, University of Cambridge
Prof. Matthew Flynn of Georgia Southern University, a GDP contributing researcher, presented his GDP Working Paper titled “Bureacratic Capitalism and the Immigration Detention Complex” at the Annual Conference of the International Social Theory Consortium, University of Cambridge, 17-19 June 2015 (http://socialtheory.org/2015-annual-conference.html).
Michael Flynn gave a presentation at the conference “Detention on a Global Scale: Punishment and Beyond,” hosted by the Yale Law School on 9-10 April. Flynn’s presentation was titled “Liberty or Security? Human Rights and the Expanding Landscape of Immigration Detention.” Other presenters on Flynn’s panel included Mary Bosworth, Allegra McLeod, and Zonke Majodina.
University of Athens
On 20 March Izabella Majcher presented a paper titled “Immigration Detention under EU Law and International Obligations of Member States” at the conference “Regulating ‘irregular’ migration: International obligations and international responsibility,” held at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
International Studies Association
Cecilia Cannon, former research assistant at the GDP, presented a paper she coauthored with Michael Flynn at the ISA’s 56th Annual Convention in New Orleans (18-21 February 2015). The paper was titled “Does Privatization Explain the Poor Treatment of People in Immigration Detention?”
On 6 February 2015, Mariette Grange chaired the session “Introducing the notion of alternatives to detention in the EU policy-making” at the final conference of the Odysseus Network’s “Made Real” Project, “Alternatives to Immigration Detention in The EU: The Time For Implementation,” which was held at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.
Texas International Law Journal Symposium
Michael Flynn gave a presentation titled “Concealing and Revealing: The Role of Liberal Norms in the Evolution of Detention Regimes” at the Texas International Law Journal Symposium “Immigration and Freedom of Movement” (University of Texas at Austin, 5 February 2015).
Migrations et frontières: chercheurs, praticiens et artistes croisent leurs regards
Izabelle Majcher and Mariette Grange gave a presentation entitled “Les frontières de la détention administrative” at the University of Geneva conference Frontières et migrations : Chercheurs, praticiens et artistes croisent leurs regards, held on the 17th of September 2014. Read more about the programme here.
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- Submission to the Universal Periodic Review: Saudi Arabia
- The EU Hotspot Approach: Hotspots and Plethora of Freedom-Restricting Measures
- Submission to the Universal Periodic Review: Malaysia
- March 2018 Newsletter
- Immigration Detention in Ireland: Will Better Detention Mean More Detention?
- Submission to the UN Committee on Migrant Workers: Algeria
- International Women’s Day: Exposing the Plight of Women in Immigration Detention
- The Migrant Workers Convention: A Legal Tool to Safeguard Migrants Against Arbitrary Detention
- February 2018 Newsletter
- Immigration Detention in Norway: Fewer Asylum Seekers but More Deportees