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 Council. She worked on migrant and refugee operations at the World Council of Churches and the International Catholic Migration Commission and on emerging issues at the International Council on Human Rights Policy. Her research interests include the UN treaty bodies and the impact of language on human rights protection.


  • Immigration Detention in the European Union: In the Shadow of the “Crisis” (Springer 2020), with Michael Flynn and Izabella Majcher.
  • “The Migrant Workers Convention: A Legal Tool to Safeguard Migrants Against Arbitrary Detention,” in: Shining New Light on the UN Migrant Workers Convention, A. Desmond (ed.), 2018.
  • “The Dilemmas of the International Organization for Migration,” with A. Pécoud, The Conversation (France), 2018.
  • “Alternativas al Internamiento de Inmigrantes en Situacion Irregular.” Mugak (Centro de Estudios y Documentacion sobre Racismo y Xenophobia). No. 64-65. Tercer/cuarto trimestre 2013.
  • “Smoke Screens: Is There a Correlation between Migration Euphemisms and the Language of Detention?”, Global Detention Project Working Paper No. 5, September 2013.
  • The relevance of the Convention on Migrant Workers for the Middle East, December 18, April 2010.
  • The Role of the civil society in campaigning for and using the Convention in Migration and Human Rights: The United Nations Convention on Migrant Workers’ Rights, by Ryszard Cholewinski (Editor), Paul de Guchteneire (Editor), Antoine Pecoud (Editor) co-authored with Marie d’Auchamp, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp 70-99.
  • Droits de l’homme et migrations : l’émergence d’un enjeu international, in Hommes et Migrations, « La Convention des Nations Unies sur les droits des travailleurs migrants: Enjeux et perspectives », n° 1271, January-February 2008, 173 p, Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration, pp 120-129.
  • How to Strengthen Protection of Migrant Workers and Members of their Families with International Human Rights Treaties: a do-it-yourself kit, International Catholic Migration Commission, 2006.
  • Importancia e impacto de la Convención Internacional sobre la Protección de los Derechos de los Todos los Trabajadores Migratorios y de sus Familiares, in Derechos Humanos de los Migrantes, Programa de Cooperación sobre Derechos Humanos, México-Comisión Europea, Veracruz, Mexico, 2005, pp 43-52.
  • Regional Migration Consultative Processes: where is civil society?, in Asian Migrant Yearbook 2002-2003, Asian Migrant Centre, Migrant Forum in Asia, Hong Kong December 2004.
  • Entrevista, Treballador migrant, Drets del Migrants, Mes a prop de Caritas, Caritas Diocesana de Barcelona, September 2003, Number 21, pp 12-13.
  • Lobbying Tips at the International Level and From Grassroots to International: The Role of Migrant Rights NGOs in International Advocacy in a World on the Move: A Report on the 2001 UN World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance, A Resource Guide on International Migrant Rights, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, 2002, Oakland, California, USA.
  • Les femmes, au cœur des migrations internationales, in Migrations et Pastorale, Mai-Juin 2002, n° 298, Paris.
  • The World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, 31 August – 8 September 2001, Durban, South Africa. A report by the International Catholic Migration Commission, co-written with Marilou Suplido, March 2002, Geneva.
  • Trafficking in Persons: A Special Reference to Women and Children, in UN High Commissioner for Refugees.NGO Manual on International and Regional Instruments Concerning Refugees and Human Rights, July 1998, European Series, Volume 4, No 2, 1998/07, pp 305-324.