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  1. 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
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should help refugees live in dignity

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... status that the UNHCR is cutting their monthly cash assistance from HK$500 to- nothing. The organisation blames the drain on its financial resources of events around the world, including a wide ... and transport to appointments with UNHCR or the government. Refugees have long ceased to pose a challenge to Hong Kong society, which was once a haven for Vietnamese fleeing political turmoil. But, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1177440/hong-kong-should-help-refugees-live-dignity
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Adopting refugee convention would not be a slippery slope for Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by PHILIP KARANI

    ... that in 1957, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution allowing the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to help refugees in Hong Kong, the first time the international community had ... in a manner that the Hong Kong people decide for themselves. Philip Karani is head of office of UNHCR Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1113049/adopting-refugee-convention-would-not-be-slippery-slope-hong
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by STAFF

    ... attention to the plight of refugees today- World Refugee Day. In Hong Kong, the group Refugee Union marches from the Central ferry piers to the government complex at Tamar. The UNHCR in Hong Kong opens its six-day refugee film festival, which focuses on the plight of refugees throughout the world. UNHCR high commissioner Antonio Guterres launches the agency's global trends report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1536399/talking-points
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should help those in refugee limbo

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Help those in refugee limbo The government has been reluctant to even screen refugee applicants for genuine cases since the ordeal of handling tens of thousands of Vietnamese asylum seekers in the 1980s. They fear that to do so might reopen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1208112/hong-kong-should-help-those-refugee-limbo
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's do-little policy on refugees must end

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by TONY READ

    ... Tony Read Tony Read says the government must stop offloading responsibility to the UNHCR HK has to step up and start caring for refugees The government's obdurate refusal to grant any ... as no surprise, then, that the call by Philip Karani, the new head of the UNHCR in Hong Kong, for the city to live up to its reputation of having a caring and enlightened government and extend the UN ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1116762/hong-kongs-do-little-policy-refugees-must-end
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fairer refugee processing would benefit Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Kerry Kennedy

    ... year, 5,800 torture claimants were awaiting assessment by the Immigration Department. These figures would not be accounted for by the UNHCR that only has responsibility for refugee assessment. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1118420/fairer-refugee-processing-would-benefit-hong-kong
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should not turn its back on asylum seekers

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... against their right to work has added to the woes. In an interview with the Sunday Morning Post, Philip Karani, the head of the UNHCR in Hong Kong and Macau, encouraged the government to sign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1099392/hong-kong-should-not-turn-its-back-asylum-seekers
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT YOU LIKED

    What you liked, April 5, 2014

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:48am by STAFF

    ... A transgender Colombian has become stateless in Hong Kong following a hormonal treatment that altered her looks. She describes her situation living under UNHCR protection in the city with little money ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1465131/what-you-liked-april-5-2014
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Snowden case poses complex legal challenges for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 01:42pm by Ng Tze Wei

    ... for Refugees (UNHCR) in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is not a signatory to the international Refugee Conventions, but is nevertheless bound by the fundamental international human rights principle ... decision on whether or not to surrender Snowden on hold, and allow him to stay, pending a decision by the UNHCR. Like the “political character” matter, it could be hard for Snowden to prove he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1259074/snowden-case-poses-complex-legal-challenges-hong-kong

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