APRRN Statements

Joint Statement: Malaysia Defies Court Order, Putting Lives in Imminent Danger

For the full statement in PDF, please see here. BANGKOK, 26 February 2021 The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) and the International Detention Coalition (IDC) … Continue reading

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URGENT STATEMENT: Malaysia Must Stop the Planned Deportation of Detained Myanmar Nationals and Allow Detainees Immediate Access to UNHCR

For the full PDF version, please click here. BANGKOK, 19 February 2021 The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly urge the Government of Malaysia to immediately halt the involuntary … Continue reading

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First Nation in Asia to Legislate an Independent Refugee Law Urged for Responsible Implementation of the 1951 Refugee Convention

For the full statement in PDF, please see here. URGENT STATEMENT We ask the Republic of Korea, the first nation in Asia to legislate an independent refugee law, for responsible implementation of the 1951 Refugee Convention The Republic of Korea … Continue reading

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Urgent Statement: Hong Kong’s Regressive Legislative Amendments Risk Undermining Protection for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

PDF versions are available in English and Chinese. (Bangkok, 16 December 2020) – The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) is concerned that the Hong Kong Government’s[1] proposals to amend the Immigration Ordinance contravene international standards and undermine the fairness … Continue reading

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URGENT STATEMENT: Malaysia Must Pursue Alternatives to Immigration Detention for Children Immediately

Find the full statement here. (Bangkok, 8 December 2020) – The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) calls on the Malaysian government to stop the detention of children, regardless of their status or documentation, and to instead pursue alternative community … Continue reading

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Virtual donor conference on “Sustaining Support for the Rohingya Refugee Response”

For full statement, please see here. 22 October 2022 The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) welcomes the call for renewed commitment to sustained support for the humanitarian response and to comprehensive and sustainable solutions for Rohingya refugees and host … Continue reading

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Three Years On: Rohingya Need Sustainable Solutions

For full statement, please see here. 03 September 2020 Three years since violent attacks in Myanmar forced more than 700,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh, the refugee population in Cox’s Bazar District continues to wait for safe, dignified, and voluntary return to … Continue reading

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OPEN LETTER TO THE SECRETARIAT OF THE HIGH-LEVEL PANEL ON INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT

A PDF can be found here. 11 May 2020 Dear Secretariat of the High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement, Thank you for your call for written submissions to inform your deliberations. We appreciate your broad and deep engagement with a wide … Continue reading

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Urgent Statement: End Pushbacks of Rohingya Refugees

For the full PDF version, please see here. BANGKOK, 17 April 2020 The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) is gravely concerned over reports that Malaysian maritime authorities pushed back Rohingya refugees arriving by boat on 16 April. Reports indicate … Continue reading

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APRRN Statement: Suspension of Afghan Refugee Repatriation from Pakistan a Short-Term Solution to a Long-Term Problem

The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) commends the suspension of the voluntary repatriation programme for Afghan refugees in Pakistan, which had resumed earlier this month, due to the global outbreak of COVID-19. However, as the measures are only provisionary, … Continue reading

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