• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
The Global Detention Project (GDP) is a non-profit organisation based in Geneva that promotes the human rights of people who have been detained for reasons related to their non-citizen status. Their mission is: To promote the human rights of detained migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers To ensure transparency in the treatment of immigration detainees To reinforce advocacy aimed at reforming detention systems To nurture policy-relevant scholarship on the causes and consequences of migration control policies The GDP’s activities include: (1) providing policy-makers, civil society actors, and human rights institutions with a source of accurate information and analysis about detention and other immigration control regimes, with a particular focus on the impact these policies have on the health, human rights, and well being of undocumented migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees; (2) developing and maintaining a measurable and regularly updated database that can be used to assess the evolution of detention practices, provide an evidentiary base for advocating reforms, and serve as a framework for comparative analysis; (3) working with academics and practitioners to develop policy relevant scholarship about detention systems; and (4) collaborating with advocacy organisations to document policies and practices through the launching of a interactive online database, the Global Immigration Detention Observatory.

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  • human rights
  • law
  • torts / conflict resolution
  • legislation / regulations
  • tertiary education

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