Putting Immigration Detention on the WHO Agenda

On 30 October, the World Health Organisation officially launched its first ever “Global Research Agenda on Health, Migration and Displacement.” The GDP was invited to attend the event as a member of the civil society consultative group that assisted in the development of the research agenda. In addition to producing a case study on immigration […]

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Suisse : Le GDP assiste une délégation norvégienne dans l’examen des opérations au centre de détention pour migrants de Frambois à Genève

En mai, le Global Detention Project (GDP) a aidé une délégation officielle du Ministère norvégien de la Justice à visiter le centre de détention de Frambois à Genève, en Suisse. La délégation était composée de membres du Conseil norvégien de surveillance des expulsions forcées et de la détention des migrants qui surveille les opérations au […]

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Switzerland: GDP Assists Norwegian Delegation in Examining Operations at Geneva’s Frambois Detention Centre

In May, the Global Detention Project (GDP) assisted an official delegation from Norway’s Ministry of Justice in visiting the Frambois Detention Centre in Geneva, Switzerland. The delegation was comprised of members of the Norwegian Supervisory Board for Forced Deportations and Immigration Detention, which monitors operations at the Trandum immigration detention centre, located near Oslo.  The […]

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Open Letter Calling for Canada to Stop the Use of Provincial Jails for Immigration Detention

The GDP has joined 39 Canadian and international organisations in an open letter calling on Canadian authorities to cease detaining migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in provincial jails. As the GDP has previously documented, Canada has regularly attracted criticism for its persistent use of jails for immigration detention – and in particular, for its placement […]

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Global Research Agenda on Health and Migration: WHO Technical Consultation

On 6 March, the World Health Organisation (WHO) convened a global technical consultation aimed at establishing priorities for its global research agenda concerning health and migration. The Global Detention Project (GDP) was one of a handful of civil society organisations invited to participate in the event, which included stakeholders from UN agencies and other international […]

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NEWSLETTER: Looking Back at 2022

As we approach the end of 2022, we take a moment to look back at the GDP’s work and achievements.  From urging immediate international action to address the detention of non-nationals in Ukraine and contributing to the WHO’s first ever report on refugee and migrant health, to successfully encouraging the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention to assess Botswana’s immigration detention […]

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The Continued Detention of Non-Nationals in Ukraine’s Volyn Detention Centre

The GDP has received alarming reports detailing the detention of 44 non-nationals in Ukraine’s Volyn Detention Centre (Volyn PTPI) – despite the GDP having called for the release of detainees from the facility in March 2022. Conditions in the facility are reported to be dire, raising serious concerns for detainees’ safety and wellbeing. […]

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Global Immigration Detention Observatory: The GDP Hosts Second Advocacy Week for Observatory Partners

In November, the GDP hosted its second Geneva Advocacy Week for Global Immigration Detention Observatory partners. Representatives from Lawyers for Human Rights ((LHR), South Africa) and Türkiye-based International Refugee Rights Association (IRRA) joined the GDP in Geneva, attending meetings with key human rights mechanisms to learn more about their work and to bring attention to […]

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