Monitoring immigration detention: APF-APT training program
Graphic: People held in immigration detention centre, Malaysia
The APF and APT are holding a follow up workshop for APF members in countries where dedicated immigration detention centres exist.
In November 2015, the APF and the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) delivered a training program on monitoring immigration detention for NHRIs in countries in the Asia Pacific Region where dedicated immigration detention centres exist.
In the course evaluation, participants indicated that they wanted to deepen their understanding of certain concepts and skills, such as the "do no harm" principle of monitoring and organising a visit to a specific detention centre to apply theories they learned during the course.
In response to this feedback, the APF and APT will provide a follow-up training course on monitoring immigration detention for participants from the 2015 program. This course is supported by the EU and is the last activity in a three-year project to strengthen the capacity of NHRIs in the Asia Pacific to prevent torture and other forms of ill-treatment.
The blended learning course will combine online learning during October 2016 and a face-to-face workshop (31 October-2 November 2016) to be held in Jakarta and hosted by the Indonesian National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM).
The follow-up training will enable participants to deepen their understanding on specific concepts or thematic issues related to monitoring of immigration detention that are either new issues or were touched upon last year. In addition, they will assess, share and review their action plans and arrange a visit to a specific immigration centre.
- People held in immigration detention centre, Malaysia - Human Rights Commission of Malaysia