Press releases

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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Press release: NGOs urge Asia Pacific governments to end the immigration detention of children

Regional meeting in Malaysia address concerns about the growing use of immigration detention and the need for alternatives to detention in Asia Pacific Kuala Lumpur, 25th November 2011 Fifty non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from 18 countries met on Thursday and Friday … Continue reading

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Press Release: 94 Refugees and 2 Asylum Seekers Released from Immigration Detention Centre in Bangkok

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bangkok, 6 June 2011 94 Refugees Released from Immigration Detention Centre in Bangkok On Monday, 6 June 2011, 94 refugees and 2 asylum seekers were released on bail from the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) in Bangkok. This … Continue reading

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