APRRN Statements

APRRN Joint Statement: World leaders must step up efforts to conclude robust & principled deal for refugees and migrants

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APRRN Joint Statement: APRRN calls on Pakistan Government to Extend Validity of Proof of Residency Card for Afghan Refugees

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APRRN Statement: Halt refoulement of Tamil asylum seekers and uphold the right to seek asylum

URGENT STATEMENT Halt refoulement of Tamil asylum seekers and uphold the right to seek asylum 21 June 2016  The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) expresses its grave concern over the wellbeing of 44 Sri Lankan Tamils stranded in Aceh, … Continue reading

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APRRN Statement: APRRN calls on New Zealand to increase refugee resettlement quota

APRRN calls on New Zealand to increase refugee resettlement quota The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) is calling on the Aotearoa New Zealand government to support calls of civil society to increase the refugee resettlement quota. Read the full … Continue reading

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Joint Statement calling on China to stop repatriation of North Korean refugees

The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network and Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights call upon China to immediately stop the forcible repatriation of nine North Korean refugees. Read the full statement here: Joint statement calling on China to stop repatriation

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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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