NEWSLETTER: Australia & Arbitrary Detention, Lebanon and the ICCPR, Whither ATDs and More

Global Detention Project Newsletter February 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 (a) globaldetentionproject.org OUR LATEST PUBLICATIONS Immigration Detention in Australia: Turning Arbitrary Detention into a Global Brand Australia’s migration detention system is an extreme global outlier: […]

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GCM 13 webinar: Alternatives to detention

A global network of migrants-rights organisations held a webinar to discuss best approaches for building on the the Global Compact for Migration’s Objective 13 on ensuring that immigration detention is used as a last resort and implementing alternative measures. The webinar is part of a free online certificate programme on the GCM that is aimed […]

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NEWSLETTER: Arbitrary Detention & International Migrants Day

On International Migrants Day 2021, let’s imagine a world where no migrants are subjected to arbitrary detention On International Migrants Day, 18 December, we celebrate the invaluable contributions that migrants and their families make to their host communities across the globe, which is reflected in the UN’s optimistic theme for this year’s day: “harnessing the potential of human […]

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Arbitrary Detention and International Migrants Day

International Migrants Day, celebrated on 18 December, provides the world an opportunity to celebrate the invaluable contributions that migrants and their families make to their host communities across the globe. The positive and constructive roles that migrants play is reflected in the UN’s optimistic theme for this year’s day: “harnessing the potential of human mobility.” […]

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A Comment in Time: Deconstructing the Discourse around Detention

 On 17 December, the GDP’s Rachael Reilly moderated a panel on the advocacy potential of the Committee on Migrant Workers’ General Comment 5 on migrants right to liberty and freedom from arbitrary detention. Panelists at the webinar, which was hosted by Migrant Forum in Asia, included: Alvaro Botero, vice chair of the Committee on Migrant Workers; Akhator Joel […]

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NEWSLETTER: The WGAD versus Arbitrary Immigration Detention, Egypt & Lithuania under Scrutiny, Externalisation and Detention

Welcome to the Global Detention Project’s roundup of current research, publications, and events. OUR LATEST EVENTS & PUBLICATIONS The Treatment of Migrants and Asylum Seekers at the Lithuania-Belarus Border: Testimony Provided to the Committee against TortureOn 16 November 2021, the GDP and the Lithuania-based Human Rights Monitoring Institute (HRMI) made a joint oral statement during the 72nd session of […]

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The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention as a Venue for Challenging Arbitrary Immigration Detention: A GDP Briefing with Elina Steinerte

The Global Detention Project (GDP) hosted a 2-hour training and information session with the Chair of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD), Elina Steinerte. The event, held on Zoom, was attended by approximately 60 migrant rights advocates representing some 40 civil society organizations from every region of the world. The event was aimed […]

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NEWSLETTER: October 2021 Newsletter: Turkey, Lithuania, the CMW and the Right to Liberty

OUR LATEST PUBLICATIONS Immigration Detention in Turkey: Trapped at the Crossroad Between Asia and EuropeTurkey has one of the world’s largest migration-related detention systems, operating more than two dozen of removal centres with a capacity of nearly 16,000 in addition to ad hoc detention sites along its borders, airport transit zones, and police stations. A reluctant […]

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Statement by Abdul Aziz Muhamat* at the launch of the UN Committee on Migrant Workers’ General Comment No. 5 (2021) on migrants’ right to liberty

Statement by Abdul Aziz Muhamat at the launch event for the UN Committee on Migrant Workers’ General Comment No. 5 (2021) on migrants’ rights to liberty, freedom from arbitrary detention and their connection with other human rights by the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.
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