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Fact Sheet Thailand - 2018

27 September 2022

Country factsheet for Thailand covering figures at a glance, recent progress and developments

Type of Publication: Factsheet

Thailand: National Screening Mechanism Assessment Report (2021)

27 September 2022

APRRN and the Coalition for the Rights of Refugees and Stateless Persons (CRSP) in Thailand developed a comprehensive publication on Thailand's National Screening Mechanism (NSM) that provides a baseline assessment of NSM progress to date, as well as key findings and recommendations.

Type of Publication: Report

6th Asia Pacific Consultation on Refugee Rights Report

27 September 2022

People seeking asylum face closed borders, trapped at sea, hundreds died. Local actors have been instrumental in rescue at sea and reception. Driven by people-to-people solidarity, traditional codes, and humanitarian values, they take action to save lives. In a series of national round-tables in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Bangladesh, APRRN invited key local actors to share and reflect on their practices, challenges, and lessons learned. A regional round-table discussion explored how to strengthen collaboration regionally. This paper summarizes key experiences, good practices, lessons learned, and recommendations to inform dialogue, activities and advocacy in the region.

Type of Publication: Report

APRRN 7th Asia Pacific Consultation on Refugee Rights Report

27 September 2022

This year’s theme '10 years of APRRN' highlighted the successes and achievements over the past 10 years but also provided opportunities to discuss our strategies for moving forward as a network.

Type of Publication: Report

APRRN 6th Asia Pacific Consultation on Refugee Rights Report

27 September 2022

APCRR6 consisted of a series of workshops aimed at reaffirming the theme of ‘Building on Positive Practices’. During the thematically diverse workshops, participants had an opportunity to discuss the latest updates, positive developments and strategise for joint action.

Type of Publication: Report

Annual Report 2019

27 September 2022

This year was an incredible year for APRRN and its programmatic goals of advocacy, information sharing, and capacity strengthening. Particularly of note was APRRN’s instrumental intervention and tireless advocacy on several high-profile cases and the inaugural Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, Switzerland.

Type of Publication: Annual Report

Annual Report 2017

27 September 2022

APRRN continued to play a crucial role in advocating and engaging at the international level throughout 2017. APRRN further also efficiently coordinated our diverse membership voices.

Type of Publication: Annual Report

Annual Report 2018

27 September 2022

2018 was transformative. APRRN members helped the network accomplish considerable milestones in refugee protection across the region, and continued to develop and advance the ground-up, grass-roots, membership-led movement that the Asia-Pacific region is pioneering in the field of refugee rights advocacy. This report details many of these developments and demonstrates just how diverse and compelling our membership is. It reflects upon our recent achievements and provides a snapshot of the year in review.

Type of Publication: Annual Report

Fact Sheet Malaysia - 2018

27 September 2022

Country factsheet for Malaysia covering figures at a glance, recent progress and developments

Type of Publication: Factsheet

Towards Refugees' Rights to Work

27 September 2022

31 October 2020 Despite having hosted asylum seekers for decades, Malaysia and Thailand are not among the 149 United Nations member states that have signed the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (the Refugee Convention) and/or its Protocol. In both countries, authorities have alternated between denying responsibility, granting humanitarian exceptions, and closing one eye on the presence of refugees in their territory. Consistently, however, refugees have been forced to seek work in the informal sector, exposing them to detention, arrest, exploitation, and destitution.

Type of Publication: Report

Asia Pacific Summit of Refugees (APSOR) Outcomes Report (February 2019)

27 September 2022

February 2019 On 22 October 2018, APSOR brought together 104 representatives from refugee-led organisations, networks and communities residing in 10 host countries in the Asia Pacific region to discuss and plan for greater refugee participation in policy- and decision-making. This was the first opportunity of its kind for refugee leaders in the Asia Pacific region to come together to share experiences, network and discuss how to strengthen refugee self-representation at all levels (locally, regionally and internationally).

Type of Publication: Report

Meaningful Refugee Participation as Transformative Leadership: Guidelines for Concrete Action

27 September 2022

More than ever, we have seen refugees participating on panels, invited to fora and voicing their interests. And importantly, there is a growing appreciation for the fact that including refugees in substantive ways is not only the right thing to do but that it results in policies and programs that are more effective and legitimate. Despite this progress, the refugee response sector is struggling to enable meaningful participation. Refugee-led initiatives globally are therefore calling for an urgent focus on moving from rhetoric to reality. This document was authored by the Global Refugee-Led Network in collaboration with Asylum Access and experts.

Type of Publication: Tool/Guide

Annual Report 2020

27 September 2022

2020 was a challenging year for all, as the COVID19 pandemic and attendant health risks and travel restrictions forced us to reimagine our work and respond to a rapidly changing landscape, including outbreaks of xenophobia, boat pushbacks, and opportunistic shrinking of the civil society space. In response, APRRN quickly re-organised, re-envisioning what was possible and reimagining how we could advocate for the protection of refugees across the Asia Pacific region and strengthen the capacity of advocates for refugee rights.

Type of Publication: Annual Report

Undoing Precarity: Elevating Positive Practices for Refugee Protection in South and South East Asia

27 September 2022

This report highlights ways in which countries in South and Southeast Asia that are not signatories to the 1951 Refugee Convention or its 1967 Protocol have nonetheless extended protections for and advanced the rights of refugees living within their borders through various legislative and administrative practices. The guide seeks to promote practical and actionable steps that can be adopted and adapted in other settings, informing existing and emerging efforts to help refugees defend and realise their rights.

Type of Publication: Report

It's Time to Share Responsibility: The Rohingya Crisis Five Years On

27 September 2022

August 2022 Released on 25 August 2022, the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network's Briefing Paper outlines how all stakeholders can own their share of responsibility towards putting an end to the systematic marginalisation of Rohingya women, men and children, five years after more than 742,000 were driven out of Myanmar by brutal attacks in 2017. “After more than 40 years of persecution, with no solutions in sight, and no clear political leadership, we are all complicit in the ongoing marginalisation of the Rohingya, and we must all begin to accept, and share responsibility if we hope that situation to change,” Hafsar Tameesuddin, Chair of APRRN and a former Rohingya refugee. Co-written by APRRN’s Rohingya Working Group, the paper provides an in-depth analysis of countries of exile where Rohingya have sought refuge, including Bangladesh, Malaysia, India, Thailand, and Indonesia. It highlights the glaring lack of basic human rights and legal protections, the continuous cycle of forced displacement, and the normalisation of Rohingya marginalisation across the region, to outline concrete steps towards improvement.

Type of Publication: Briefer/Explainer

Fact Sheet Thailand - 2018

Country factsheet for Thailand covering figures at a glance, recent progress and developments

Type of Publication: Factsheet

Thailand: National Screening Mechanism Assessment Report (2021)

APRRN and the Coalition for the Rights of Refugees and Stateless Persons (CRSP) in Thailand developed a comprehensive publication on Thailand's National Screening Mechanism (NSM) that provides a baseline assessment of NSM progress to date, as well as key findings and recommendations.

Type of Publication: Report

6th Asia Pacific Consultation on Refugee Rights Report

People seeking asylum face closed borders, trapped at sea, hundreds died. Local actors have been instrumental in rescue at sea and reception. Driven by people-to-people solidarity, traditional codes, and humanitarian values, they take action to save lives. In a series of national round-tables in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Bangladesh, APRRN invited key local actors to share and reflect on their practices, challenges, and lessons learned. A regional round-table discussion explored how to strengthen collaboration regionally. This paper summarizes key experiences, good practices, lessons learned, and recommendations to inform dialogue, activities and advocacy in the region.

Type of Publication: Report

APRRN 7th Asia Pacific Consultation on Refugee Rights Report

This year’s theme '10 years of APRRN' highlighted the successes and achievements over the past 10 years but also provided opportunities to discuss our strategies for moving forward as a network.

Type of Publication: Report

APRRN 6th Asia Pacific Consultation on Refugee Rights Report

APCRR6 consisted of a series of workshops aimed at reaffirming the theme of ‘Building on Positive Practices’. During the thematically diverse workshops, participants had an opportunity to discuss the latest updates, positive developments and strategise for joint action.

Type of Publication: Report

Annual Report 2019

This year was an incredible year for APRRN and its programmatic goals of advocacy, information sharing, and capacity strengthening. Particularly of note was APRRN’s instrumental intervention and tireless advocacy on several high-profile cases and the inaugural Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, Switzerland.

Type of Publication: Annual Report

Annual Report 2017

APRRN continued to play a crucial role in advocating and engaging at the international level throughout 2017. APRRN further also efficiently coordinated our diverse membership voices.

Type of Publication: Annual Report

Annual Report 2018

2018 was transformative. APRRN members helped the network accomplish considerable milestones in refugee protection across the region, and continued to develop and advance the ground-up, grass-roots, membership-led movement that the Asia-Pacific region is pioneering in the field of refugee rights advocacy. This report details many of these developments and demonstrates just how diverse and compelling our membership is. It reflects upon our recent achievements and provides a snapshot of the year in review.

Type of Publication: Annual Report

Fact Sheet Malaysia - 2018

Country factsheet for Malaysia covering figures at a glance, recent progress and developments

Type of Publication: Factsheet

Towards Refugees' Rights to Work

31 October 2020 Despite having hosted asylum seekers for decades, Malaysia and Thailand are not among the 149 United Nations member states that have signed the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (the Refugee Convention) and/or its Protocol. In both countries, authorities have alternated between denying responsibility, granting humanitarian exceptions, and closing one eye on the presence of refugees in their territory. Consistently, however, refugees have been forced to seek work in the informal sector, exposing them to detention, arrest, exploitation, and destitution.

Type of Publication: Report

Asia Pacific Summit of Refugees (APSOR) Outcomes Report (February 2019)

February 2019 On 22 October 2018, APSOR brought together 104 representatives from refugee-led organisations, networks and communities residing in 10 host countries in the Asia Pacific region to discuss and plan for greater refugee participation in policy- and decision-making. This was the first opportunity of its kind for refugee leaders in the Asia Pacific region to come together to share experiences, network and discuss how to strengthen refugee self-representation at all levels (locally, regionally and internationally).

Type of Publication: Report

Meaningful Refugee Participation as Transformative Leadership: Guidelines for Concrete Action

More than ever, we have seen refugees participating on panels, invited to fora and voicing their interests. And importantly, there is a growing appreciation for the fact that including refugees in substantive ways is not only the right thing to do but that it results in policies and programs that are more effective and legitimate. Despite this progress, the refugee response sector is struggling to enable meaningful participation. Refugee-led initiatives globally are therefore calling for an urgent focus on moving from rhetoric to reality. This document was authored by the Global Refugee-Led Network in collaboration with Asylum Access and experts.

Type of Publication: Tool/Guide

Annual Report 2020

2020 was a challenging year for all, as the COVID19 pandemic and attendant health risks and travel restrictions forced us to reimagine our work and respond to a rapidly changing landscape, including outbreaks of xenophobia, boat pushbacks, and opportunistic shrinking of the civil society space. In response, APRRN quickly re-organised, re-envisioning what was possible and reimagining how we could advocate for the protection of refugees across the Asia Pacific region and strengthen the capacity of advocates for refugee rights.

Type of Publication: Annual Report

Undoing Precarity: Elevating Positive Practices for Refugee Protection in South and South East Asia

This report highlights ways in which countries in South and Southeast Asia that are not signatories to the 1951 Refugee Convention or its 1967 Protocol have nonetheless extended protections for and advanced the rights of refugees living within their borders through various legislative and administrative practices. The guide seeks to promote practical and actionable steps that can be adopted and adapted in other settings, informing existing and emerging efforts to help refugees defend and realise their rights.

Type of Publication: Report

It's Time to Share Responsibility: The Rohingya Crisis Five Years On

August 2022 Released on 25 August 2022, the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network's Briefing Paper outlines how all stakeholders can own their share of responsibility towards putting an end to the systematic marginalisation of Rohingya women, men and children, five years after more than 742,000 were driven out of Myanmar by brutal attacks in 2017. “After more than 40 years of persecution, with no solutions in sight, and no clear political leadership, we are all complicit in the ongoing marginalisation of the Rohingya, and we must all begin to accept, and share responsibility if we hope that situation to change,” Hafsar Tameesuddin, Chair of APRRN and a former Rohingya refugee. Co-written by APRRN’s Rohingya Working Group, the paper provides an in-depth analysis of countries of exile where Rohingya have sought refuge, including Bangladesh, Malaysia, India, Thailand, and Indonesia. It highlights the glaring lack of basic human rights and legal protections, the continuous cycle of forced displacement, and the normalisation of Rohingya marginalisation across the region, to outline concrete steps towards improvement.

Type of Publication: Briefer/Explainer