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IDC Handbook 'There are alternatives'

IDC Handbook 'There are alternatives'

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The policies described in this handbook, as outlined in the CAP model, are currently being implemented in a range of countries to enforce immigration law through mechanisms that do not rely heavily on detention.
The policies described in this handbook, as outlined in the CAP model, are currently being implemented in a range of countries to enforce immigration law through mechanisms that do not rely heavily on detention.

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Published by: International Detention Coalition on May 05, 2011
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A handbook for preventingunnecessary immigration detention
Introducing CAP: The Community Assessment and Placement modelfor working with refugees, asylum seekers and irregular migrants
THERE AREALTERNATIVES
 
INTERNATIONAL DETENTION COALITION
The International Detention Coalition (IDC) is a coalition of250 non-governmental groups and individuals working in over50 countries to protect the rights of refugees, asylum seekersand migrants in immigration detention around the world througheducation, networking, advocacy, reporting and research.IDC Secretariatc/- HUB MelbourneLevel 3, 673 Bourke StreetMelbourne Victoria 3000AustraliaTelephone: (+ 61 3) 9999 1607Email: info@idcoalition.orgWebsite: www.idcoalition.org
LA TROBE REFUGEE RESEARCH CENTRE
The La Trobe Refugee Research Centre (LaRRC) works to promotethe wellbeing, participation and social inclusion of people withrefugee backgrounds through applied and foundation research,teaching, continuing education and professional development.School of Social SciencesLa Trobe UniversityMelbourne Victoria 3086AustraliaTelephone: (+ 61 3) 9479 5874Email: larrc@latrobe.edu.auWebsite: www.latrobe.edu.au/larrc
© International Detention Coalition, 2011ISBN Paperback: 978-0-9871129-0-3ISBN PDF version: 978-0-9871129-1-0Published by International Detention CoalitionMelbourne, AustraliaRecommended citation: Sampson, R., Mitchell, G. and Bowring, L. (2011)
There are alternatives: A handbook for preventing unnecessary immigrationdetention. Melbourne: The International Detention Coalition.
Design and layout by Eddie CarbonellPrinted by Southern ColourThe views expressed in this document are those of the authors.This report is available online at www.idcoalition.org
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Acknowledgements
[p001]
Glossary
[p002]
Findings and their implications
[p004]
Executive summary
[p006]
Introduction
1.1
Background
[p010]1.2
The use of detention in migration management
[p010]1.3
Concerns regarding the use of immigration detention
[p010]1.4
Aims and objectives of this research
[p012]1.5
Definition of ‘alternatives to detention’
[p012]1.6
What do we already know about alternatives to detention?
[p012]
Methods
2.1Data collection[p014]2.2Data analysis[p015]2.3Limitations[p015]
 
Discussionand conclusions
[p051]
Key findings andbackground to the model
3.1
Characteristics of migration systemsthat prevent unnecessary detention
[p016]3.2
Characteristics of successfulcommunity management programs
[p016]
Introducing CAPThe Community Assessment and Placement model
4.1
Presume detention is not necessary
[p020]4.1.1
A presumption against detention
[p021]4.1.2
A mandate to consider alternatives to detention
[p021]4.2
Screen and assess the individual case
[p022]4.2.1
Legal obligations
[p022]4.2.2
Health, identity and security checks
[p023]4.2.3
Vulnerability
[p024]4.2.4
Individual case factors
[p026]4.3
Assess the community setting
[p029]4.3.1
Case management
[p029]4.3.2
Legal advice and interpretation
[p033]4.3.3
Ability to meet basic needs
[p034]4.3.4
Documentation
[p035]4.4
Apply conditions in the community setting if necessary
[p036]4.4.1
Individual undertakings
[p036]4.4.2
Monitoring
[p037]4.4.3
Supervision
[p040]4.4.4
Intensive case resolution
[p041]4.4.5
Negative consequences for non-compliance
[p043]4.5
Detain only as a last resort in exceptional cases
[p044]4.5.1
Immigration detention standards
[p045]
Selected bibliography
[p054]
Appendices
[p056]

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