Press releases

PRESS RELEASE: Thailand: Halt imminent plans to deport Bahraini refugee Hakeem Al-Araibi

Please click here for PDF. Thailand: Halt imminent plans to deport Bahraini refugee Hakeem Al-Araibi Bangkok, 11 December 2018: Thailand must immediately halt plans to deport a Bahraini refugee back to his home country where he is at severe risk … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-Ocha: Release Refugee Hakeem Al-Araibi and Allow Him Safe Passage to Australia

For PDF version please see here.     Prime Minister Prayut Chan-Ocha Office of the Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister Office Government House, 1 Pissanulok Road Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand     cc Minister of Foreign Affairs Minister of Justice UNHCR … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: Refugee Rights Activists from Across Asia Denounce Australia’s Decision to Withdraw from the Global Compact for Migration

To view the PDF version, please click here.   For immediate release Refugee Rights Activists from Across Asia Denounce Australia’s Decision to Withdraw from the Global Compact for Migration Bangkok, 22 November 2018, 07:00: On 21 November 2018, the Australian … Continue reading

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Press Release: Refugee activists from across Asia celebrate 10 years of advancing refugee protection

To view the PDF version, please click here BANGKOK, 26 October 2018 – Over 150 civil society groups, international observers and human rights defenders from across the Asia-Pacific region have met in Bangkok for the 7th Asia Pacific Consultation on Refugee Rights … Continue reading

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Press Release: ASEAN Parliamentarians and civil society call for greater regional refugee protection

To view the PDF version, please click here. Manila, 11 September 2018: This week, ASEAN parliamentarians, lawmakers and refugee experts have convened in the Philippines for a series of refugee forums. Aimed at fostering an exchange of knowledge and regional … Continue reading

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Press Release: Legal Stay for Afghan Refugees in Pakistan Again Comes Down to the Wire

To view the PDF, please click here. For immediate release Legal Stay for Afghan Refugees in Pakistan Will Again Come Down to the Wire   Bangkok, 26 June 2018, 10:00: On 30 of June 2018, the government-issued Proof of Registration … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Prime Minister of Malaysia, the Hon. Najib Razak

For the PDF version of this Open Letter, please click here. 26 February 2018 The Hon. Mr Najib Razak Prime Minister of Malaysia Main Block, Perdana Putra Building, Federal Government Administrative Centre, 62502 Putrajaya MALAYSIA     . Dear Hon. … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: Despite Global Refugee Crisis, Japan Accepts Only 20 Refugees in 2017

For the full PDF version, please click here. For immediate release Despite Global Refugee Crisis, Japan Accepts Only 20 Refugees in 2017 Bangkok, 16 February 2018, 14:30: On 13 February 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Justice released a preliminary press release … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: Thailand Returns UNHCR Recognised Refugee to Cambodia Despite Overwhelming Safety Concerns

For the PDF version, please click here. For immediate release Thailand Returns UNHCR Recognised Refugee to Cambodia Despite Overwhelming Safety Concerns Bangkok, 9 February 2018, 14:00: The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network strongly condemns the Royal Thai Government for the … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: Lack of political courage once again threatens the safety of UNHCR Recognised Refugees in Thailand

Please see the PDF version available here. For immediate release Lack of political courage once again threatens the safety of UNHCR Recognised Refugees in Thailand Bangkok, 25 January 2018, 14:00: The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network calls upon the Royal Thai … Continue reading

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