Tag Archives: Refugee

I was imprisoned, tortured and sold as a slave before my escape from North Korea

People often talk about heaven and hell. I spent 30 years in hell, and another 10 years in search of freedom, before escaping North Korea. Now, living in the UK for the past decade, I have finally found my heaven. … Continue reading

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Australia is failing to meet its basic human rights obligations, report finds

Australia: The Human Rights Measurement Initiative has found Indigenous people, refugees and asylum seekers in Australia suffer some of the highest levels of rights abuses in the world. Researchers also highlighted the importance of human rights during the coronavirus crisis. Without … Continue reading

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NEW ZEALAND: Report outlines distrust, claims of bullying, in refugee decision process

Distrust and disrespect, delays and allegations of discrimination and bullying are outlined in an independent report into the decision-making process for asylum-seekers. The review paints a picture of relationships between some lawyers and staff at the Refugee Status Branch breaking … 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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