Obstacles to Reforming Family Detention in the United States: Global Detention Project Working Paper No. 20

The prospect of ending the detention of immigrant families in the US appears more remote than ever as the new president begins implementing his restrictive immigration agenda. This paper, authored by the former director of ICE’s Office of Detention Policy and Planning, provides an inside look at the failure of the Obama administration to roll back family detention and urges renewed calls for reforms in the face of President Trump’s promised crackdown. […]

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Detention of Migrant Children in Switzerland: A Status Report

How many children are placed in immigration detention in Switzerland? Where are they detained? What are the conditions of their detention? Is this information even available? In this Special Report, the child rights NGO Terre des hommes argues that there are gaps in Switzerland treatment of children in immigration detention. To complete the report, Terre des hommes commissioned the the Global Detention Project to survey children detention practices in Swiss cantons. […]

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Human Rights, Business, and Immigration Detention

HUMAN RIGHTS, BUSINESS AND IMMIGRATION DETENTION Parallel event at the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council Thursday 16 June 2016, 2:00pm – 3:00 pm ROOM IV, PALAIS DES NATIONS, Geneva SPEAKERS Surya Deva, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights Michael Flynn, Global Detention Project (Switzerland) Brynn O’Brien, No Business in Abuse (Australia) […]

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Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child: Slovakia

Global Detention Project Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child 72 Session (17 May 2016 – 03 Jun 2016) Consideration of State Report – Slovakia (combined third, fourth, and fifth period report) Geneva, 13 April 2016   ISSUES CONCERNING IMMIGRATION DETENTION The Global Detention Project (GDP) welcomes the opportunity to provide […]

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Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child: Bulgaria

Global Detention Project Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child 72 Session (17 May 2016 – 03 Jun 2016) Consideration of State Report – Bulgaria (Consolidated Third, Fourth and Fifth Periodic Reports) Geneva, 14 April 2016   Issues concerning immigration detention The Global Detention Project (GDP) welcomes the opportunity to provide […]

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The Plight of Children and Women Seeking Asylum in Australia

Mariette Grange served as a panelist at this side event to the UN Human Rights Council. The event was organized by Edmund Rice International, Franciscans International, Destination Justice, and ChilOut. Other panelists included Phil Glendenning, Refugee Council of Australia; Mohammad Ali Baqiri, former detainee at the offshore detention centre in Nauru and the 2015 ChilOut Youth […]

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Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child: Qatar

Global Detention Project Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child 74th Pre-Sessional Working Group (6-10 June 2016) – Qatar (Third and Fourth Periodic Report) Geneva, 1 March 2016   Issues concerning immigration detention The Global Detention Project (GDP) welcomes the opportunity to provide information relevant to the consideration of the Third and […]

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Submission for the CMW-CRC General Comment on the Human Rights of Children in the Context of International Migration

Submission of the Global Detention Project for the CMW-CRC General Comment on the Human Rights of Children in the Context of International Migration 29 February 2016 The Global Detention Project (GDP) welcomes the opportunity to provide a written contribution to the Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW) and the Committee on the Rights of the Child […]

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Children in Immigration Detention: Challenges of Measurement and Definition

The campaign to end the detention of children, including child migrants and asylum seekers, has generated impressive global momentum. However, there remain important gaps in this effort, including the absence of an adequate definition of the immigration detention of children and inherent problems in developing realistic statistics to measure state activities. The objective of this […]

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