• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • HeadquartersSwitzerland

Global Detention Project (GDP)

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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Staff at Global Detention Project (GDP) have experience in


  • human rights
  • law
  • community
  • legislation / regulations
  • tertiary education

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Company Offices

  • Switzerland (headquarters)
  • Geneve
  • 1-3 rue de Varembé