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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    UN plea to Thailand over reports that 15 Rohingya migrants were shot dead

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... neighbouring Myanmar. Vivian Tan, spokeswoman for the UN's High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Thailand, said officials yesterday met counterparts from the Thai Foreign Ministry in Bangkok. ... naval officials have yet to comment. Tan said the UNHCR was aware of earlier, vague media reports of shootings in Thailand from Rohingya boatpeople arriving in Sri Lanka and two recent boatloads ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1185777/un-plea-thailand-over-reports-15-rohingya-migrants-were-shot-dead
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. HK only a waiting room for 1,000 claiming political asylum

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have been living precariously in Hong Kong for years, their only safeguard a document issued by the UNHCR stating they have applied for refugee status. Despite this legal document, at least 30 ... not have any obligation to admit or support people seeking refugee status. 'Claims for refugee status... are dealt with by the UNHCR office here,' he said. 'Our Immigration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479955/hk-only-waiting-room-1000-claiming-political-asylum
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN calls for talks after clash in strife-torn Myanmar region

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 09:28pm by AFP

    ... envoy toured the strife-torn area on Tuesday. At least one person was killed and around 10 injured last Friday in the latest violence in Rakhine state, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said. Conflict between local Buddhist and Muslim communities in the state last year left some 200 dead and 140,000 homeless. “UNHCR is reiterating its call for peaceful dialogue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1296428/un-calls-talks-after-clash-unrest-hit-myanmar-region
  6. News - Hong Kong - REFUGEES

    U.N. loses role in asylum claims

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 04:33am by DANNY LEE

    ... year that the government could not simply rely on the UNHCR to decide whether someone was a refugee, and must assess all cases independently and fairly. The Immigration Department will take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1423513/un-loses-role-asylum-claims
  7. News - World - VIOLENCE

    GCPEA survey finds that schools are a growing target of armed conflict

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:24pm by GDN

    ... but the authors of the latest version conclude: "The problem is much greater than previously known or documented." GCPEA members include the UNHCR, Save the Children, Unicef and Human Rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1439520/gcpea-survey-finds-schools-are-growing-target-armed-conflict
  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, March 1, 2013

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... to refugees ("UNHCR axes all aid for HK refugees in budget cuts", February 27). How can this be? Is the UNHCR broke? Refugees are some of the most vulnerable members of our society. ... have had their cases heard by the UNHCR and have been assessed as having genuine reasons for having to flee their home countries to which they will never be able to return. They are waiting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1163992/letters-editor-march-1-2013
  9. 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

    ... the UNHCR last year released a harsh review of the facilities for asylum-seekers on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island and in Nauru, saying they failed to meet international standards of treatment. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1411033/australias-asylum-policy-draconian-human-rights-watch-report-says
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Two ways for Edward Snowden to get legal protection

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Joyce Ng, Lana Lam

    ... China Morning Post on Wednesday, although he refused to say whether he plans to apply for refugee status in Hong Kong. Going to the UNHCR is one of two ways he can seek legal protection while he fights an expected US request for his extradition through the courts. He can ask the UNHCR to determine whether he qualifies as a refugee. Or, he can seek protection from Hong Kong by claiming he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1260314/two-ways-edward-snowden-get-legal-protection

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