GDP receives grant from Zennström and is cited in United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime report.
The Global Detention Project, an interdisciplinary research endeavour that investigates migration related detention, just received a grant of €250,000 from Zennström Philanthropies which will provide the project with funding for 2012 and 2013.
The grant will support the Global Detention Project's efforts to assess the immigration detention practices of European states as well as countries in neighbouring regions that are impacted by European policies. As part of this effort, the project will continue to engage local partners in key countries who will assist it in maintaining up-to-date information about detention practices in their territories, the project’s founder and coordinator, Michael Flynn said.
“Zennström has been the GDP's most important external benefactor, helping the project mature into one of the world's most important sources of information and analysis on the growing phenomenon of immigration-related detention”, added Flynn.
In other recent developments, Michael Flynn, on behalf of the Global Detention Project, was a contributing expert to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s International Framework for Action to Implement the Smuggling of Migrants Protocol released in January 2012. The document is a technical assistance tool that aims to assist United Nations Member States in the effective implementation of the Smuggling of Migrants Protocol.
The Global Detention Project (GDP) is based at the Graduate Institute’s Programme for the Study of Global Migration and also receives financial support from the Swiss Network for International Studies.
Zennstrom Philanthropies donates to Global Detention Project
Recent media coverage of the Global Detention Project
Le Temps: «Le manque de transparence en matière de détention administrative est inquiétant»
L’Hebdo: Sans-papiers: la méthode musclée de la Suisse
Le Courrier: Des prisons encore largement secretes
World Radio Switzerland: Expert surprised by Bern's ignorance about detention centers