Tag Archives: Government Policies

The Briefing: Australia as a Safe Haven For Hong Kong?

Australia:  Australia has been accused of finding some refugees more equal than others, after suggesting resettlement opportunities to Hong Kong Nationals in response to China’s new security laws, but only for skilled workers. Tensions have already been mounting with China, … Continue reading

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Australian State Labor Government’s Police Arrest Refugee Protesters

Australia: Under the behest of the Labor government in Queensland, police arrested 37 refugee rights demonstrators in Brisbane last weekend, in the latest use of the COVID-19 pandemic to attack the right to free speech and protest. Source: World Socialist … Continue reading

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Searches, Seizures and Sanctions in Australia’s Immigration Detention Camps

Australia: A disturbing and distressing new development has occurred in the Commonwealth’s policies with respect to immigration detention. Pursuant to an amendment to the Migration Act (Cth), non-citizens who have committed criminal offences in Australia are now subject, under s.501, … Continue reading

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Korea: ‘Seven years on, refugee protection in S. Korea in retreat’

Nkuka Lulendo and his family stepped on South Korean soil after a long, grueling 10 months of being trapped inside Incheon International Airport’s transit zone in October last year. But it was only the beginning of their journey to win … Continue reading

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China: Trump Signs Uyghur Rights Act Into Law, Authorising Sanctions For Abuses in Xinjiang

U.S. President Donald Trump signed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 into law on Wednesday, authorizing the use of sanctions against Chinese officials deemed complicit in the persecution of Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). The … Continue reading

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Myanmar: Rejects draft resolution tabled by EU at 43rd session of the Human Rights Council

Press Release 22-6-2020, Geneva Myanmar rejected the draft resolution on “Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar” tabled by the European Union (EU) on 22 June 2020 at the 43rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. In … Continue reading

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Indonesia: Activists Call Attention to Stronger Refugee Protection in the National COVID-19 Response under World Refugee Day Discussions

In the lead up to World Refugee Day on 20 June, discussions with government took place, with activists urging the government to do more to uphold the rights of refugees due the lack of attention given to them as a vulnerable … Continue reading

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Scores of refugees in limbo as quota system in holding pattern due to Covid-19

New Zealand: The Red Cross is urging the Government to restart the refugee quota programme on humanitarian grounds.With more than 150 border closures around the world due to COVID-19- the immediate future for those seeking refuge from war and persecution … Continue reading

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Myanmar: 23 COVID-19 Cases in Migrants Deported from Thailand

Myanmar has reported 23 cases of COVID-19, the most officially reported in a single day in the country, amongst a group of migrants held in quarantine after being deported from Thailand. The 23 migrants had been detained in Thailand’s detention … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Malaysian Government Plans to Send the Detained Rohingya Refugees Back to Sea

The Malaysian government are planning to send out a boat full of the 269 Rohingya refugees who had arrived on their coast at the beginning of the month and are currently being detained. Following Malaysia’s policies to no longer accept refugees … Continue reading

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