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Press release: Civil Society in the Asia Pacific agrees to unite to end statelessness

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]BANGKOK, June 17 – Civil society groups in the Asia and the Pacific have agreed to set up a new and dedicated network to prevent and eradicate statelessness in the region and advocate for the right of every person to … Continue reading

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Press release – The Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean: Falling short of expectations

Press releaseThe Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean: Falling short of expectationsBangkok, 1st of June 2015The Special Meeting on Irregular Migration, held on Friday in Bangkok has fallen short of APRRN’s expectations by failing to directly address … Continue reading

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Press release: Detained children in the Asia Pacific unable to celebrate international child rights day

November 20, 2014BANGKOK, Thailand, November 20 – While many people today celebrate to mark the 25th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, there are many who cannot.Many children in the Asia Pacific region continue to … Continue reading

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Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers threatens refugee protection across Asia-Pacific

Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers threatens refugee protection across Asia-Pacific APRRN Press Release | Date: 10-7-2014, Bangkok, Thailand | PDF Version Australia’s treatment of refugees and asylum seekers has been roundly criticised by both the internationally community and within the Asia-Pacific … Continue reading

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Hong Kong: APRRN Members Press Release

Refugee rights advocates submit a proposal for change to the Social Welfare Department to address protection claimants’ deplorable living conditions.9 October 2013 – The Refugee Concern Network (RCN), a Hong Kong-based coalition of service providers, human rights lawyers and advocates, … Continue reading

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One Year after the Violence Began

One Year after the Violence Began: Civil Society Organisations Deeply Concerned by the Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation of Stateless Rohingya The Rohingya, a stateless minority of Myanmar, have endured decades of abuse, persecution and discrimination. One year ago, on … Continue reading

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Forced labour against Rohingya persists after June 2012 violence

THE ARAKAN PROJECT – PRESS RELEASE Bangkok, 13 September 2012  The systemic and discriminatory practice of forced labour against the Rohingya, has continued, or even intensified, across large areas of North Arakan/Rakhine State in Burma/Myanmar, since deadly communal violence broke … Continue reading

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APRRN condemns the murder of Clover Graham

The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network joins The International Detention Coalition (IDC) network, to  expresses its heartfelt sadness at the horrendous murder of IDC member, Clover Graham, a well-known and highly respected Jamaican human rights advocate. She joined IDC in … Continue reading

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Press release on Bangladesh Government shutting down NGOs working with refugees

15 August 2012 The Asia-Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) expresses grave concern over the decision by the Government of Bangladesh to shut down the operations of three humanitarian NGOs, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Muslim Aid and Action Against Hunger (ACF), … Continue reading

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Thailand: Stateless family released from Immigration Detention Centre

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Bangkok, 27  January 2012 On 27th January, two stateless children and their family were released from the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) in Bangkok after having been detained for more than 1 year and 6 months. The children and their family … Continue reading

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