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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Persecuted protected by customary international law, UNHCR says

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... argues that the government must assess the applications itself rather than passing the responsibility to the UNHCR. "[The principle] is, at minimum, customary international law," Gerard McCoy SC, for the UNHCR, told the Court of Final Appeal. "The matter, we say, is simply beyond doubt." The UN agency said it seemed that the Hong Kong government wanted to contend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1183828/persecuted-protected-customary-international-law-unhcr-says
  2. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan refugees shiver at another deadly winter

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... decades, and the UN refugee agency UNHCR has co-ordinated efforts to reduce repeat fatalities. “Last year was the worst, and the weather is again turning bad,” Sayed Ullah, 40, said as he lined up ... and I have no income except for just a bit of labouring work. We need help to get through the winter.” UNHCR said it had funded and organised distribution of aid to more than 32,000 “internally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1118476/afghan-refugees-shiver-another-deadly-winter
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    UNHCR must decide its last refugee claims in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by ALETA MILLER

    ... Aleta Miller Aleta Miller says the transfer of work to HK officials will unfairly prolong process for some UNHCR must decide its last refugee claims With the announcement of a unified ... In this transition, the UNHCR has an obligation to be accountable to asylum seekers who have already undergone interviews and are awaiting a decision on their claim. Since 1979, the UNHCR has been deciding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1316101/unhcr-must-decide-its-last-refugee-claims-hong-kong
  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Africans appeal ruling on refugees

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Lawyers for the three men say the government has an obligation to handle the claims instead of passing them to the UNHCR to process Africans appeal ruling ... itself rather than passing the responsibility to the UNHCR. Lawyers for the men, who have not been identified by name, made their case at the Court of Final Appeal yesterday, after previous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1180400/africans-appeal-ruling-refugees
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    UNHCR axes all aid for HK refugees in budget cuts

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com UNHCR axes all aid for HK refugees in budget cuts In a shock move, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Hong Kong (UNHCR) has announced that it will cut all financial aid to recognised refugees living here. There are 132 people with official refugee status in Hong Kong. Each one receives HK$500 from the UNHCR per month. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1159313/unhcr-axes-all-aid-hk-refugees-budget-cuts
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    UN spotlights trauma of Syrian refugee children

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 03:44pm by AFP

    ... to forget. It’s like someone has stabbed me with a knife when I remember,” 15-year-old Taha, who saw seven corpses near his house in Syria, told interviewers with the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). It is important that this human face of the refugee crisis is not forgotten Volker Turk, UNHCR He and scores of other Syrian refugee children in Jordan and Lebanon were interviewed for a 60-page UNHCR ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1368673/un-spotlights-trauma-syrian-refugee-children
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Asylum plea by Snowden would not be fast-tracked, says UN refugee office

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 03:00pm by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Farooqi, a protection officer at the UNHCR's office in Hong Kong, during a press conference ahead of today's World Refugee Day. She said she was speaking hypothetically, as UNHCR does ... at an immigration centre while their documents are verified. Applications can be made to the UNHCR for asylum at any time. The period of detention usually ranges from a few weeks to a few months, but can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1264276/no-special-treatment-any-edward-snowden-asylum-claim-says-unhcr
  8. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    No information for NGOs on new Hong Kong system for asylum seekers

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 06:28am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the local office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) has had to take on the task of screening those seeking asylum who are not necessarily doing so on the grounds of having ... there are substantial grounds for believing that the person would be in danger of being tortured. Two Court of Final Appeal decisions that said the government could not rely on the UNHCR to screen asylum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1346216/no-information-ngos-new-hong-kong-system-asylum-seekers
  9. News - World - KENYA

    Westgate Mall attacker lived in Somali refugee camp, say Kenyan officials

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 09:41pm by AP

    ... The head of UNHCR in Kenya, Raouf Mazou, said on Monday that his organisation had been co-operating with the Kenyan government on the Westgate investigation but said he was "not aware of any ... and the UNHCR said that the 475,000 registered Somali refugees inside Kenya would get support when they returned to their homeland- if they chose to return. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1354569/westgate-mall-attacker-lived-somali-refugee-camp-say-kenyan-officials
  10. News - Hong Kong - RIGHTS

    Transgender woman Ana finally living a life that is true to herself

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 06:28am by Lana Lam

    ... in the Netherlands after her bid for asylum was granted by the UNHCR in Hong Kong, she no longer fears for her life and freely lives as a woman. Ana's successful asylum bid is one of four known cases ... and working there which meant it would be more difficult to keep my privacy." Five days after she arrived in Hong Kong, Ana handed her application for asylum to the UNHCR. "Emotionally, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1346218/transgender-woman-ana-finally-living-life-true-herself

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