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Press Release: Human rights advocates from across Asia continue calls for refugee legislation in Taiwan

Human rights advocates from across Asia continue calls for refugee legislation in Taiwan 亞洲各國人權倡議持續呼籲台灣通過難民法 Taipei, 26 October 2017, 12.00: This week a delegation of refugee experts, lawyers and civil society activists from across Asia convened in the Republic of China … Continue reading

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Press Release: Australia must intervene to stop Cambodia breaching Refugee Convention

Please see the full Press Release in PDF format here. 18 September 2017 For immediate release Australia must intervene to stop Cambodia breaching Refugee Convention (Bangkok) – The Australian Government must urgently work with its Cambodian counterparts to halt the … 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 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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PRESS RELEASE: Papua New Guinea Must Guarantee Safety of Iranian Refugee Loghman Sawari

For immediate release Papua New Guinea Must Guarantee Safety of Iranian Refugee Loghman Sawari Bangkok, 8 February 2017 On 3 February, Fijian authorities deported a twenty-one year old refugee from Suva, Fiji to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea. This … Continue reading

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APRRN Press Release: Trump ban on refugee admissions will cause “tremendous human suffering” says refugee and APRRN Chair, Yiombi Thona

Bangkok, 26th January 2017 An early draft of an Executive Order that President Donald Trump is expected to issue this week outlines a plan to ban all refugees from the United States for an initial 120 days.  The Order makes … Continue reading

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APRRN Press Release: Taiwan Urged to Pass National Refugee Legislation and Provide Genuine Protection to Refugees

For immediate release Taiwan Urged to Pass National Refugee Legislation and Provide Genuine Protection to Refugees Taipei, 20th January 2017 This week the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) hosted a review of Taiwan’s commitments under the United Nations … Continue reading

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Press Release: Civil Society from across the Asia Pacific meets for 6th Asia Pacific Consultation on Refugee Rights

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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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Press release: Asylum Seekers and Refugees Lack Protection in Thailand

Thailand: Asylum Seekers and Refugees Lack Protection in Thailand UN submission calls on Thailand to recognize the rights of refugees (Bangkok, March 16, 2016) — The government of Thailand should commit to concrete actions to respect, protect, and promote the … Continue reading

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