Michael Flynn, Executive Director

Michael Flynn is the Executive Director of the Global Detention Project based in Geneva, Switzerland. He is coauthor (with Izabella Majcher and Mariette Grange) of Immigration Detention in the European Union: In the Shadow of the “Crisis” (Springer 2020); and coeditor (with Matthew Flynn) of Challenging Immigration Detention: Academics, Activists, and Policymakers (Edward Elgar 2017). Flynn previously worked […]

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Katie Welsford, Communications Officer

Katie Welsford, Communications Officer at the Global Detention Project, has a background in not-for-profit communications and journalism and specialises in conflict and displacement. She previously worked for the AMAR International Charitable Foundation, overseeing all digital communications and campaigns which focussed in particular upon the IDP crisis in Northern Iraq. Prior to this, Katie worked as […]

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Mario Guido, Project Coordinator

Mario Guido serves as the Coordinator of the Global Detention Project’s “Global Immigration Detention Observatory” project, helping oversee collaborative work between the GDP and external partner organisations on developing detention data in key geographic regions to raise awareness of human rights concerns. He holds an LLB in European Legal Studies from the University of Reading and […]

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Sara Kallis, Intern

Sara Kallis is currently completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Zurich. As an intern at the Global Detention Project, she is supporting the GDP in both research and communications work–including providing assistance to the COVID-19 Immigration Detention Platform and the Global Immigration Detention Observatory. She is particularly interested in questions […]

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Mariette Grange, Adviser

Mariette Grange served as Senior Researcher at the Global Detention Project during 2010-2019. She currently serves as an external adviser to the GDP team. Ms. Grange’s track record includes co-establishing the Amnesty International office to the United Nations in Geneva and providing leadership to Human Rights Watch during the institution-building years of the Human Rights […]

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Alan Zard, Website Team

Alan Zard manages the GDP’s website and oversees website and database development projects. He has been building websites and web-based software for many years, working with non-profit organisations of varying sizes across the world. Full-stack-born, he enjoys being involved in the full scope of projects–from server setups to final UX tweaks and bug-hunting. […]

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Former interns, researchers, and consultants

Bassiar Ali, Romane Auzou, Emily Baxter, Patrcia Bilbao, Inga Boecker, Cecilia Cannon, Theo Coonen, Caroline Dalton, Killian Patrick Dorier, Jaqueline Douniama, Lucie Fabiano, Guillaume Ferrier Llamas, Christina Fialho, Claudie Fioroni, Parastou Hassouri, Anette Havardsen Skaar, Aiko Holvikivi, Cari Jeffries, Kelsey Jost-Creegan, Phoebe Kennan, Adrian Klocke, Yuki Kobayashi, Alexandra Lamb, Christa Lopez, Jana Löw, Ben Lumsdaine, […]

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