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This Monitoring Manual was produced jointly by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) and the International Detention Coalition (IDC). It is a step-by-step guide for anyone or any institution carrying out immigration detention visits. It can also be used as a checklist for authorities, detention centre staff and journalists on the standards that need to be applied when asylum-seekers and migrants are detained.

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Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. NIJC provides direct legal services to and advocates for these populations through policy reform, impact litigation, and public education. Since its founding three decades ago, NIJC has been unique in…

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Organization logo: International Detention Coalition (IDC)

The International Detention Coalition (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…

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Organization logo: Global Detention Project (GDP)

The Global Detention Project (GDP) is a nonprofit research centre based in Geneva, Switzerland, that investigates the use of immigration-related detention as a response to global migration. Their objective is to provide policy-makers, civil society actors, and human rights institutions with a source of accurate information and analysis about detention and other international regimes.

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ASAM is a non-profit humanitarian, non-governmental organization concerned with refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons regardless of race, religion, nationality or political conviction, and it is also to defend the human rights of migrants in Turkey. ASAM is the only NGO in Turkey in the field of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. ASAM aims…

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