APRRN Statements

APRRN Statement: APRRN Expresses Concern over the Potential Refoulement of 13 Montagnards from Cambodia to Vietnam

16 December 2014 View PDF here. The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) expresses its profound concern over the fate and potential refoulement of 13 Vietnamese Montagnards from Cambodia and urges the Cambodian Government to allow them to present their … Continue reading

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APRRN Statement on Protection at Sea

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_color=”green”] A full PDF version is available here [/vc_message][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]With the imminent commencement of the ‘sailing season’, more refugees and migrants are expected to depart on perilous journeys from Myanmar and Bangladesh to Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Over the past … Continue reading

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APRRN statement: Japan’s review of their refugee status determination system raises new concerns

  While APRRN applauds the effort to review Japan’s refugee protection system, APRRN raises a number of serious concerns, including:   (1) the pre-occupation of the report with alleged “abuse” of the system by applicants; (2) the suggestion of “pre-screening” … Continue reading

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Joint NGO Statement ahead of the Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean, Bangkok, 29 May 2015

Please find here the Joint NGO Statement ahead of the intergovernmental Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean being held on 29 May 2015 hosted by the Royal Thai Government in Bangkok. Please click here for the statement

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Urgent APRRN statement on Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand allowing migrants rescued at sea temporary protection

Download PDF version APRRN welcomes the decision of the governments of Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand to provide temporary protection to refugees and migrants rescued at sea as a step in the right direction. We note that Thailand will be hosting … Continue reading

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Save lives at sea!

18/5/2015 See PDF version The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) urges Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia to act immediately to rescue thousands of women, men and children stranded at sea. Reports suggest that as many as 8000 migrants from Bangladesh … Continue reading

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APRRN Statement: APRRN condemns Australia’s return of 46 Vietnamese asylum seekers found at sea

April 28, 2015 PDF version The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN), a network of over 230 civil society organisations and individuals working in 26 countries, condemns the Australian government for returning a group of Vietnamese asylum seekers back to … Continue reading

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APRRN Statement: APRRN condemns Australia’s handover of Sri Lankan Asylum Seekers to Sri Lankan authorities

12 December 2014 The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) expresses its grave concern and condemns the Australian government for handing over 37 asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan Navy.  Australian authorities intercepted a boat carrying 38 Sri Lankan asylum … Continue reading

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APRRN STATEMENT on the Australia-Cambodia Refugee Resettlement Deal

APRRN STATEMENT on the Australia-Cambodia Refugee Resettlement Deal October 13, 2014 Click here for the PDF document>> On 26 September 2014, the Australian and Cambodian Governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Relating to the Settlement of Refugees in Cambodia. The … Continue reading

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APRRN Statement on repatriation of refugees from the Thai–Myanmar border

Statement on repatriation of refugees from the Thai–Myanmar borderThe Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN), a growing network of 194 organizations and individuals from 26 countries, expresses its grave concern over the recent announcement by the Royal Thai Government regarding … Continue reading

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