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Council of Europe and UNHCR: new course on the Alternatives to immigration detention

On the occasion of World Refugee Day on 20 June, the Council of Europe launched a HELP/UNHCR free online course on Alternatives to Immigration Detention with the aim of supporting legal and other professionals working on migration.

The course, based on the Council of Europe’s Steering Committee for Human Rights Analysis and Practical Guide on Alternatives to Immigration Detention, has been produced jointly by the Independent Human Rights Bodies Division and the Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Programme of the Council of Europe. It has been developed under the Council of Europe Action Plan on Protecting Refugee and Migrant Children (2017-2019) with the support of the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees and in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The e-learning course is composed of four modules that explore three key questions: 1) Why use alternatives to immigration detention? 2) What possible types of alternatives can be implemented? 3) How do we make alternatives effective in particular national contexts?

More information concerning the organization and the subscription to the course can be accessed in the link below.