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Venue
The Conference will take place at the beatiful neo-Renaissance Žofín Palace situated on the Slavonic Island (Slovanský ostrov). The Palace used to be one of the most important cultural and social centres in Prague where, for instance, Antonín Dvořák held his first concert in November 1878 and where the first performance of Bedřich Smetana’s My Country in its entirety took place in 1882.

Transportation
There is no direct train from the Prague Václav Havel Airport. However, you may easily get to the city centre via public transport or a taxi. The public transport network in Prague is very dense and the service is very well organised.

Accommodation
Preferential rates for the participants have been negotiated at hotels Yasmin (please note that Hotel Yasmin has changed its name to Grandium Prague), Grand Majestic Plaza and Hotel NH Prague City all of which are not far from the venue of the Conference. Should you like to book a room at a preferential rate at Yasmin Hotel (Grandium Prague), please do so here. Please click here to book a room at a preferential rate at Hotel Grand Majestic Plaza and here to book a room at a preferential rate at Hotel NH Prague City.

Background Materials
APT: UN Global Compact position paper, 2017 *** CoE Commissionner for Human Rigths: Human Rights Comment - a five step plan, 2017 *** CPT: Immigration Detention Factsheet, 2017 *** European Migration Network: Synthesis Report, 2014 *** FRA: Alternatives to detention, compilation of key materials, 2015; European legal and policy framework on immigration detention of children, report, 2017 *** Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Advisory Opinion OC 21-14Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Advisory Opinion OC 21-14 *** International Detention Coalition: There Are Alternatives, 2015 *** IOM: International Standards on Immigration Detention, 2016: International Standards on Immigration Detention, 2016 *** Odysseus Academic Network, Made Real project: Alternatives to Immigration and Asylum Detention in the EU, 2014 *** UNHCR: Global Strategy Beyond Detention 2014-2019Alternatives to detention Options paper 1, 2015Alternatives to detention Options paper 2, 2015Detention Guidelines, 2012Position on migrant children detention, 2017 *** European Court of Human Rights case law:  Mubilanzila Mayeka and Kaniki Mitunga v. Belgium (2006), Rahimi c. Grèce (2011), Saadi v. the United KIngdom (2008), Popov v. France (2012), A.M. c. France (2016)A.B. and Others v. France (2016), Khlaifia and Others v. Italy (2016), De Tommaso v. Italy (2017)

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