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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Mainland star Yao Chen open to new role after visit to Manila refugees

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... for Refugees (UNHCR). She travelled with Hong Kong and mainland reporters to have a close look at what the UNHCR was doing. A camera crew filmed her experiences, which will be screened at the Shanghai ... most wanted to emulate. 'Angelina Jolie has done enormous work as a UNHCR goodwill ambassador. She's so committed to the cause and has set an example for everyone,' Yao said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717637/mainland-star-yao-chen-open-new-role-after-visit-manila-refugees
  5. Film festival to shine a light on refugees' plight

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong for his work as UN envoy looking at problems related to Vietnamese boatpeople who remained in the city in the 1990s. The festival is part of a series of events the UNHCR will host until June 29 to commemorate World Refugee Day, which falls on Monday. Apart from the film festival, there will be a photographic exhibition at the former Central Market celebrating the UNHCR ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970816/film-festival-shine-light-refugees-plight
  6. Couple recognised for refugee work

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and their team have been carrying out in partnership with the UN's refugee agency, the UNHCR, since 2009, and it is for their services to humanity that the Begbies are recognised as Officers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990961/couple-recognised-refugee-work
  7. Screening policy review to stop abuse by torture claimants

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... being in the city for an average of 17 months. Most made their first claims to the UNHCR and turned to the Convention Against Torture after being rejected. 'Many lodged claims only when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/628452/screening-policy-review-stop-abuse-torture-claimants

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