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APRRN 2016 Annual Report

With great challenges come great opportunities. With the launch of our 2016 Annual Report, the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network calls on its members, governments, and the international community to come together in creating real durable solutions for people that need … Continue reading

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Briefing paper: Past and present responsibility-sharing arrangements for refugees in the Asia Pacific region

This briefing paper was prepared in advance of the first thematic discussion for the global compact on refugees on 10 July 2017. This submission addresses matters directly flagged for consideration in the agenda for the first thematic discussion, with a particular focus on … Continue reading

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Briefing paper: Reflections on the significance of the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants for the Asia Pacific region

This brief reflections paper considers the significance and application of the New York Declaration for the Asia Pacific region, and looks at some of the preliminary issues, concerns and opportunities that should be taken into account in the ongoing development … Continue reading

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Urgent APRRN Statement
: Immediately Cease Harassment and Intimidation of Sri Lankan Lawyer Lakshan Dias

Immediately Cease Harassment and Intimidation of Sri Lankan Lawyer Lakshan Dias The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN), a civil society network of more than 300 individual and organisational members from 28 countries, urges the Sri Lankan Government to immediately … Continue reading

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: Immediately Cease Harassment and Intimidation of Sri Lankan Lawyer Lakshan Dias

Unlocking Childhood: Current immigration detention practices and alternatives for child asylum seekers and refugees in Asia and the Pacific

APRRN is pleased to present the “Unlocking Childhood: Current immigration detention practices and alternatives for child asylum seekers and refugees in Asia and the Pacific” report. Coauthored with Save the Children, the report is based on extensive research and examines … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: Human rights advocates from across Asia urge the Taiwanese Government to swiftly pass Refugee Act

For immediate release Human rights advocates from across Asia urge the Taiwanese Government to swiftly pass Refugee Act 亞洲跨國人權倡議,呼籲台灣儘速通過難民法 Taipei, 26 April 2017, 10.00: This week civil society and refugee experts from across Asia met with the government of the … Continue reading

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APRRN Statement: Stop the Eviction of Rohingyas in Jammu

17 March 2017 APRRN Statement
 Stop the Eviction of Rohingyas in Jammu The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) urges the Government of India to act immediately to provide protection to Rohingya refugees living in Jammu. Since November 2016, Rohingya living … Continue reading

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APRRN Statement: Afghan Refugees in Pakistan Need Safety and Security

17 March 2017 APRRN Statement Afghan Refugees in Pakistan Need Safety and Security The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) urges the Government of Pakistan to act immediately to provide protection to registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Local media reports from … Continue reading

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Urgent APRRN Statement: ‘Rohingya Island’ Proposal is Dangerous, Absurd and Inhumane

17 February 2017 Urgent APRRN Statement
 ‘Rohingya Island’ Proposal is Dangerous, Absurd and Inhumane The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN), a civil society network of over 300 members, expresses serious concern towards the Government of Bangladesh for its plans … Continue reading

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APRRN Press Release: Long-Term Solutions Needed for Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

For immediate release Long-Term Solutions Needed for Afghan Refugees in Pakistan Bangkok, 10 February 2017 On 8 February 2017, Pakistan state media reported that Afghan refugees residing in Pakistan have had their legal stay extended until the end of December … Continue reading

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