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  1. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Australia's asylum policy ‘draconian’, Human Rights Watch report says

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 02:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Respected rights group criticises Australia for its policy towards asylum seekers Australia has damaged its human rights record by persistently undercutting protection for refugees, including a “draconian” policy to send asylum-seekers to Pacific island camps, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. In its annual World Report, the group said successive ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    New housing help for asylum seekers under fire in Legislative Council

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 01:43pm

    ... effect” that might draw more asylum seekers to the city’s shores. The revised package came under criticism by pan-democrats on the Legislative Council’s welfare services panel on Monday. “What ... that the revised allowance of HK$1,500 should cover 100 per cent of the rent for 87 per cent of asylum seekers pay, up from 73 per cent. The humanitarian package, proposed by the department ...

  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Rights group calls on Indonesia, Australia to protect boat children

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 01:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday called on Indonesia and Australia to take effective measures to protect child asylum-seekers stranded in Indonesia ... or their families opportunities to obtain legal asylum status, it added. “Far too many children take incredibly risky journeys because they face no good choices,” the group’s children’s rights director Zama ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Insider trading suspect Xiao Hui wants extradition case delayed

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:03am by JULIE CHU

    ... his right to seek asylum. "The jurisdiction can take into account [Xiao's situation] because there is no discretion to remove this person unless his asylum claim has failed," ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Mainland executive wanted for insider trading in Australia says asylum bid must be heard first Businessman wants extradition case delayed A mainland ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand fines suspected Uygur asylum seekers

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 06:28pm by AFP

    ... have been providing assistance. On Friday the US State Department urged Thailand "to provide full protection" to the asylum seekers. The latest annual US human rights report said ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Thailand fines Uygur asylum seekers Thailand yesterday fined dozens of asylum seekers thought to be from China's Uygur minority for illegal entry, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Sri Lankan first to win Hong Kong asylum under new appeal process

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... A torture claimant seeking asylum in Hong Kong is believed to be the first person to win an appeal case since a new process was put in place in 2009. Mark Daly - lawyer for the Sri Lankan ... Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Human Rights Monitor director Law Yuk-kai welcomed the latest verdict, but feared the Immigration Department would launch ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - REFUGEES

    Somali journalist seeking asylum records refugees' plight in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:11am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Somali asylum seeker documenting plight of refugees denied right to work Journalist fled torture for misery in HK When investigative journalist Maahir and his ... and endured 20 days of torture and interrogation. He said he was given just a cup of milk and a few biscuits every day. More than a year later, Maahir is now claiming asylum in Hong Kong and has ...

  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia awards HK$8.35b asylum seeker centre contract amid controversy

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 02:47pm by Reuters

    ... rights groups and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Last week, one asylum seeker was killed and at least 77 injured in violent clashes at the Manus Island detention centre. Australia uses offshore detention centres to process asylum seekers who often pay people smugglers in Indonesia to sail them into Australian waters. British firm G4S, the world’s biggest security group, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL AFFAIRS

    Calls for more transparency as food costs for Hong Kong's asylum seekers don’t add up

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 11:20am by Christy Choi

    ... supermarket vouchers instead of groceries. The Court of Final Appeal ruled on Tuesday that asylum seekers did not have the right to work in Hong Kong. The department last week denied any ... doesn't add up, study finds Research by the South China Morning Post supports claims that asylum seekers may be getting less food than stated by the organisation contracted by the government ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New screening process for asylum seekers must be fair and open

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 07:29pm by ALETA MILLER

    ... Aleta Miller Aleta Miller says many issues still unresolved ahead of new system launch Screening process for asylum seekers must be fair and open It has long been Hong Kong's shame that it is one of the only wealthy, developed jurisdictions in the world that does not offer long-term protection to people fleeing from human rights abuses. With the introduction of the Unified ...




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