Immigration Detention of Children: Is There an Alternative to Prohibition?

Children at the Heart of Human Rights University of Geneva Summer School, 17-28 June 2019   Around the world, children continue to be held in immigration detention, despite the fact that many authoritative rights agencies agree that detention is fundamentally at odds with their best interests. Even in some states where legislation prevents the detention […]

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ISHR Human Rights Defenders Advocacy Programme

ISHR Human Rights Defenders Advocacy Programme Geneva, 20 June 2019   On 20 June, GDP staff met with participants from ISHR’s Human Rights Defenders Advocacy Programme. The 18 rights defenders are currently attending ISHR’s training programme which is designed to equip them with the knowledge and skills to make strategic use of the international human rights system. […]

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Privatising Migration: A Solution for the European Union?

Privatising Migration: A Solution for the European Union? University of Nottingham, 17-18 June 2019    The trend towards outsourcing migration control operations—including to private companies, international organisations, militias, and other non-state actors—has helped states to distance themselves from, and evade, human rights obligations. In light of the documented abuses that have occurred at the hands […]

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The Externalisation of Refugee Policies in Australia and Europe: The Need for a Comparative Interdisciplinary Approach

The Externalisation of Refugee Policies in Australia and Europe: The Need for a Comparative Interdisciplinary Approach Prato, 12-13 June 2019   Efforts by major destination countries to evade their obligations to refugees and other non-citizens are leading to the creation of burgeoning detention regimes on the periphery of the Global North. However, as states increasingly […]

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RLI 4th Annual Conference: Rethinking the “Regional” in Refugee Law and Policy

RLI 4th Annual Conference: Rethinking the “Regional” in Refugee Law and Policy London, 3-5 June 2019   On 3-5 June, GDP Researcher Izabella Majcher participated in the 4th Annual Conference of the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI), whose theme this year was “Rethinking the ‘Regional’ in Refugee Law and Policy.” Majcher presented her work on the […]

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Consultation of the UN Network on Migration with Civil Society

Consultation of the UN Network on Migration with Civil Society Geneva 4 April 2019    On 4 April, the GDP participated in the inaugural “Consultation of the UN Network on Migration with Civil Society.” The Network on Migration was established by the UN to assist Member States in implementing the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular […]

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12th European Forum on the Rights of the Child

12th European Forum on the Rights of the Child: “Where We Are And Where We Want To Go” European Commission, Brussels 2-3 April 2019 GDP Executive Director Michael Flynn participated in the Annual EU Forum on the Rights of the Child held in Brussels on 2-3 April. The forum gathers key actors from EU Member […]

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Migrants’ Rights at a Crossroads

Migrants’ Rights at a Crossroads: Seizing the Moment(um) of the UN Global Compact on Migration and the SDGs 2030 to Forge a New Path for the Protection of Migrants’ Rights University of Leicester – Leicester Law School 22 March 2019 With the recent adoption of the UN Global Compact on Migration (GCM), and the integration […]

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Global Working Group of National Societies Working in Immigration Detention

On 20 March, the GDP was invited to make a presentation about our report “Harm Reduction in Immigration Detention” at the annual meeting of the Global Working Group of National Societies Working in Immigration Detention, a gathering of National Societies of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement co-hosted by the International Committee of the Red Cross. […]

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Harm Reduction in Immigration Detention - GDP & Norwegian Red Cross

Annual Study Visit of the MSc Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (University of Oxford)

On 12 March, GDP Senior Researcher Mariette Grange was invited to address a group of students from the University of Oxford’s MSc Refugee and Forced Migration Studies programme who were visiting Geneva to learn about the work of relevant international organisations and research institutions based here. Discussing the issue of immigration detention around the world, […]

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