RESOURCES

Invisible Citizens: Canadian Children in Immigration Detention – International Human Rights Program report on Canadian children in immigration detention

No Life for a Child: A Roadmap to End Immigration Detention of Children and Family Separation – International Human Rights Program report on children in immigration detention

We Have No Rights: Arbitrary Imprisonment and Cruel Treatment of Migrants with Mental Health Issues in Canada – International Human Rights Program report on immigration detention and mental health issues


Any detention of migrant children is a violation of their rights and must end. François Crépeau, The Conversation, September 7, 2016.

Jailing Immigration Detainees a Gross Injustice. Rachel Kronick and Michaela Beder, Toronto Star, May 18, 2016.

An Inexcusable Travesty: Canada sent a Syrian Minor to Solitary Confinement. Carmen Cheung & Samer Muscati, The Globe and Mail, February 17,2016.

Glory Anawa shares her story from an immigration detention centre. CBC Radio, January 24, 2015, DNTO with Sook-Yin Lee.


Rachel Kronick, Cécile Rousseau & Janet Cleveland. Asylum-seeking Children’s Experiences of Detention in Canada: A Qualitative Study. (2015) 85:3 American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 287.

Ann Lorek et al. The Mental and Physical Health Difficulties of Children Held Within a British Immigration Detention Center: A Pilot Study. (2009) 33 Child Abuse & Neglect 573.

Beyond Detention: A Global Strategy to support governments to end the detention of asylum-seekers and refugees, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

There are Alternatives: A Handbook for Preventing Unnecessary Immigration Detention, International Detention Coalition.


Open letter from 68 healthcare providers to federal Minister Goodale in support of immigration detainees on hunger strike. July 2016.

Open letter from 146 healthcare providers to former Ontario Minister Yasir Naqvi calling for an end to the transfer of immigration detainees to provincial jails. May 2016.

Open letter from over 100 lawyers and legal scholars to former Ontario Minister Yasir Naqvi calling for an end to the transfer of immigration detainees to provincial jails. May 2016.

End Immigration Detention Network, A coalition in support of migrants indefinitely imprisoned without charges or trial.

Stop Transfers to Jails, media from May 2016.