Welcome to the Fundamentals of Immigration Detention course
In this 3-hour course, you will learn why detention in the immigration context must only be used for exceptions and the importance of complying with safeguards provided in international law. This course explains the fundamental concepts and definitions of detention and practice skills related to the assessment of detention decisions.

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Is this course for me?
This course is designed for stakeholders covering immigration detention-related issues, in particular migration authorities, policymakers, and NGOs. This course is also useful for anyone working with immigrants. 

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How will I benefit from this course?
On completion of this course you will be able to:
  • Explain why immigration detention is a concern
  • Define detention
  • Define the concept of arbitrariness
  • Identify the procedural safeguards that relate to detention
  • Identify the existing standards on the conditions of detention
  • Describe the standards for vulnerable persons related to detention, in particular children
  • State the roles of the key actors related to detention settings

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How long will it take?
 This course should take you around 3 hours to complete.

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How much does it cost?
 This course is free!

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 Yes! You will be able to download a certificate once you have have completed the module, the post-assessment and the feedback form.

The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Scroll to the top of the page and click on the       Join        button. This will take you through to the course page itself. You don't need to complete the course in one go - you can always continue later from where you left off.