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  1. HK a 'hard place' for asylum seekers

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com The recognition rate of asylum seekers in Hong Kong is unacceptably low compared to Western countries, a local aid group said ahead of World Refugee Day today. The local office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said it recognised about 10 per cent of asylum seekers as refugees last year, without giving an exact figure. ...

  2. HK must sign UN convention now

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for people from all walks of life, their intentions legitimate, lawful or otherwise. Among the millions who arrive each year are a small number fleeing persecution because of who they are, what they are, or their beliefs. In keeping with our strong rule of law and good human rights record, the government should be making the job of distinguishing those with genuine claims straightforward. ...

  3. Refugees are our responsibility, too

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Kelley Loper

    ... law. Nor is there a policy to distinguish them from other arrivals. So a formal mechanism must be implemented to determine refugee status- and therefore entitlement to protection under ... is a PhD candidate in the faculty of law at the University of Hong Kong and is the co-author of a report on refugee issues in Hong Kong ...

  4. News - World - UKRAINE

    Fifteen bodies found after rocket attack on refugee convoy in Ukraine

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:32pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kiev Fifteen bodies have so far been recovered from the site of a rocket strike on a refugee convoy of buses and cars in eastern Ukraine, a military spokesman said on Tuesday. ... close to the border with Russia, in an area where there had been intense artillery exchanges between government forces and pro-Russian separatists. The Kiev military blamed the attack on Monday ...

  5. News - World - UKRAINE

    Rebels deny responsibility for shelling of Ukraine refugee convoy

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 06:36pm by Reuters in Kiev

    ... Reuters in Kiev Rocket fire hit a convoy of buses carrying refugees from the east Ukrainian city of Luhansk on Monday killing an unknown number of people, Ukraine’s military and rebels said, blaming each other for the strike. Around 500 people a day have been fleeing Luhansk, a pro-Russian separatist stronghold that has been battered by months of fighting between rebels ...

  6. Asylum seekers have tough life in HK, says legislator

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... arrangements. The Social Welfare Department started the assistance programme in May after the local office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) ended its support to asylum ... of Refugees, popularly known as the Refugee Convention. Lawmakers are expected to discuss the plight of the 1,600 asylum seekers in Hong Kong at a meeting tomorrow of the Legislative Council security ...

  7. Asylum seekers should be treated with compassion

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Asylum seekers in Hong Kong live a precarious existence in a legal limbo while their bid for refugee status is determined, which can take years. It seemed their plight could hardly get any worse. But this will happen from May when the United Nations refugee agency cuts funding for the most vulnerable of about 1,300 asylum seekers in Hong Kong. As a result, 80 people including ...

  8. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russian authorities tighten hold on opposition with ‘bloggers’ law’

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 09:55pm by WASHPOST

    ... in Russian literature of fables, and of speaking figuratively and hinting," he said. "They won't say what they really mean, but people will guess." Even before the law went into effect, the space for online expression had been shrinking. Rules that require the data of Russian users to be stored on Russian soil, thus subjecting them to Russian law and monitoring, take ...

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    Then & now: the great escapes

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm by Jason Wordie

    ... similar to those that caused them to flee; few countries offer permanent safe havens. Their powerlessness has always left refugees exposed to exploitation. White Russians flooded into China ... Since the beginning of colonial times, refugees have flooded in- and occasionally out- of Hong Kong, writes Jason Wordie. The great escapes Refugee migrations have been a tragic fact ...

  10. Union to probe if editors push staff to break the law

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... said she often heard journalists complaining about being forced to do stories - even if they had to break the law to get information. 'With increased competition amongst newspapers ...




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