Take action on the detention of migrants: links and more information

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Take action on detention

People fight hard against detention in the courts and on the streets. A lot of supporters show solidarity with visits and friendship. In the last few years, there has been a growth in social movements and political action led by migrants. In late 2013, refugee protest camps suddenly appeared in public squares in towns in many places in Europe.

Campaigns & groups


Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees: http://www.aviddetention.org.uk/

Bail for Immigration Detainees : http://www.biduk.org/

Campaign to Close Campsfield: http://closecampsfield.wordpress.com/

Medical Justice: http://medicaljustice.org.uk/

Australia and Aotearoa

RISE: Refugees, Survivors and Ex-Detainees: http://riserefugee.org/

Children Out of Immigration Detention: http://www.chilout.org/

Jesuit Refugee Service: http://www.jrs.org.au/

Auckland Refugee Council: http://aucklandrefugeecouncil.org/news/

United States and Canada

Detention Watch Network: http://www.detentionwatchnetwork.org/

National Immigrant Justice Center: http://immigrantjustice.org/

Canadian Council for Refugees: http://ccrweb.ca/en/home


Calais Migrant Solidarity : http://calaismigrantsolidarity.wordpress.com/

Welcome to Europe : http://w2eu.info/


International Detention Coalition : http://idcoalition.org/

No Border Network : http://noborder.org/

Read and watch

Us and Them? The Dangerous Politics of Immigration Control, by Bridget Anderson, Oxford University Press, 2013.

Atlas of Migration in Europe, New Internationalist/MigreEurop, 2013.


'Detention, alternatives to detention and deportation'. Forced Migration Review. Issue 44, September 2013. : http://www.fmreview.org/detention

Captured Childhood, International Detention Coalition (IDC), 2012.

Mary meets Mohammad: a documentary telling the story of a friendship between an Afghan detainee and an elderly Tasmanian woman. More information and trailer: http://marymeetsmohammad.com/


Close the camps : http://en.closethecamps.org/

Detention Logs - data, documents and investigations into Australia's detention centres: http://detentionlogs.com.au/

As this article has been simplified, the words, text structure and quotes may have been changed. For the original, please see: http://newint.org/features/2014/01/01/keynote-migrants-detention/