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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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PRESS RELEASE: Proposed Repatriation to Myanmar for Rohingya Refugees is far too Premature

The PDF version of the Press Release can be found here. For immediate release Proposed Repatriation to Myanmar for Rohingya Refugees is far too Premature Bangkok, 19 January 2018, 15:00: On Tuesday 16 January, the Myanmar and Bangladesh governments reached … Continue reading

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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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