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    Two ways for Edward Snowden to get legal protection

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

    ... Patsy Moy, Joyce Ng and Lana Lam He can ask to be considered a refugee or claim he will be tortured if sent back Two ways for him to get legal protection Edward Snowden strongly supports the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees system, he told the South China Morning Post on Wednesday, although he refused to say whether he plans to apply for refugee status in Hong Kong. ...

  2. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Sinclair The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has deftly trapped Hong Kong in an impossible moral position. By blandly claiming it can no longer pay to carry out its ... the two decades that we played generous but reluctant host to Vietnamese, the United Nations is playing us for suckers. The UNHCR chief here, Monique Sokhan, announced last week she would stop all ...

  3. Seeking refuge

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

    ... The number of asylum seekers entering Hong Kong has more than trebled to 160 a month, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. What should the authorities do to handle the situation? Write to us ...

  4. Hope for refugees

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun Today is World Refugee Day, as proclaimed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). With 19 million people worldwide displaced by war, famine and other ... and boost its fund-raising efforts. He and Allan Zeman will also bring a little joy to 30 refugee children in Hong Kong who have been invited to visit Ocean Park on Thursday. There's ...

  5. Refugees left with HK$300 a month after subsidy cut

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com The lives of refugees residing in Hong Kong have been thrown into further turmoil after the UN abruptly slashed the monthly allowance they receive to HK$300- an 80 per cent cut. Despite receiving generous financial support from donors in Hong Kong, the cash-strapped United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees decided last month it could ...

  6. UN body to cease aid for asylum seekers

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly and Robin Kwong Reeling from lack of funds, UNHCR urges HK to take over the task The UN's refugee agency will cease funding asylum seekers in Hong Kong from May. Monique Sokhan, head of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Hong Kong, said yesterday that worldwide cuts had forced the agency to discontinue all financial support for asylum ...

  7. UN accused of depriving refugees of their rights

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fairly assessed because of maladministration at the UN office in charge of refugees, it was claimed yesterday. A human rights group criticised the local office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees for breaching its own guidelines on handling asylum cases. The Society for Community Organisation also called on the government to formulate an asylum policy. The calls came after ...

  8. Pregnant asylum seeker arrested on ward

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... for security reasons, said she had been receiving regular free check-ups at Queen Elizabeth Hospital with a letter from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees until last month, when ... the United National Party to the People's Alliance last year. She says the family has no intention of settling in Hong Kong. They initially went to Bangkok but were advised to come here, where ...

  9. Who should pay?

    Posted Mar 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The United Nations' refugee agency, the UNHCR, will stop funding asylum-seekers in Hong Kong from May, because of worldwide cuts in funding. Is it up to Hong Kong to pay the bill? Share your views. Write to us. ...

  10. UN agency depriving asylum seekers of their rights, group claims

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Asylum seekers applying for refuge in Hong Kong have been deprived of their right to have their status certified because of maladministration at the local United Nations office in charge of refugees, a human rights group claimed yesterday. The Society for Community Organisation (Soco) also claimed the Hong Kong office of the United Nations High Commissioner ...




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