Immigration Detention of Children: Coming to a Close?

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    Michaael Flynn

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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).

“Are There ‘Alternatives’ for Children?”
By Michael Flynn

Summary:  Is it possible to develop “alternatives to detention” in a way that does not bolster the logic of detention itself? Are there long-term unintended consequences of advocating alternatives? And what would be ideal characteristics of an “alternative” policy that is effective at ending the detention of children?