Deathscapes

Anti-Detention Human Rights Work

Deathscapes

Anti-Detention Human Rights Work

While the picture of how migrants and asylums seekers are treated in detention is depressing, it’s important to note that there are a number of human and civil rights organizations working both to call attention to the plight of people in detention and to improve the conditions in these spaces.

The reason the public knows about migrants dying in detention is in large part because of the work of Human Rights Watch, the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Immigrant Justice Center, and Detention Watch Network. They have produced a series of key reports, cited earlier, on deaths in immigration custody.

The reason we know about the failings of the detention inspections process is because of the work of the National Immigrant Justice Center. Through their Immigration Detention Transparency and Human Rights Project, they fought in the courts to have ICE release thousands of pages of immigration detention contracts and inspections reports.

With the continued work of these and other organizations, the hope is that immigration detention will be transformed in such a way that not only will immigrants be treated better but also so that they don’t end up in detention in the first place.

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National Immigrant Justice Centre

 

 

 

 

 

Detention Watch Network

 

 

 

 

Logos (with links to home pages) of important human and civil rights group working to improve the treatment of migrants in detention facilities.
Logos (with links to home pages) of important human and civil rights groups working to improve the treatment of migrants in detention facilities.


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