Our Values

The International Detention Coalition (IDC) is a unique global network, of over 325 civil society organisations and individuals in more than 77 countries, that advocate for, research and provide direct services to refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants affected by immigration detention.


The IDC envisions a world without unnecessary immigration detention.


The IDC works to ensure that the human rights of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants impacted by immigration detention are respected, protected and fulfilled.

The IDC aims to bring about changes in legislation, policy and practice that prevent, mitigate and respond to the harms associated with immigration detention and that promote alternatives to detention.

The IDC does this through our four key areas of work: network and capacity building, advocacy, awareness raising and campaigns, research and reporting.

Strategic Priorities

  1. Ending and limiting detention, particularly for children
  2. Developing and promoting alternatives to immigration detention
  3. Improving rights, conditions and monitoring of places of immigration detention

A copy of the IDC Strategic Plan for this period is available upon request.

This annual report contains information for the Australian financial year July 2015 – June 2016. Previously, the IDC produced the annual report in line with the calendar year (January – December). As a result of this change, some information from the narrative component of our previous 2015 annual report has been reproduced in this publication.