Key Impacts

Transforming the international policy debate

IDC has worked to ensure that community-based alternatives to detention are at the heart of global and national debates on immigration governance. Our focus is on alternatives that emphasize engagement with migrant communities, rather than enforcement actions.

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Growing Implementation of Alternatives

There is growing momentum around the implementation of alternatives to detention pilots by civil society, in cooperation with States.  For alternatives to lead to change in detention policy, they must be tested and implemented.

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IDC commissioned Stuart Thomas of IOD Parc to undertake an independent evaluation.  The purpose of the evaluation was to inform a phase of IDC consolidation and transition by focusing on IDC’s experience of generating change.

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