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France president condemns Israel for attack on UN refugee camp in Palestine
July 31, 2014
French President Francois Hollande on Thursday condemned the Israeli shelling of a UN school in the Jabaliya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, killing six Palestinians. The attack came shortly after Israel declared a four-hour "humanitarian ceasefire" to allow Palestinians to evacuate their dead and w....... [more]

UN agency urges to end refugee detention
July 5, 2014
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Thursday issued a new global strategy to help countries stop detaining asylum seekers, refugees and stateless people worldwide. The UN agency is concerned for the lasting physical and psychological impacts on families, specifically children, who are placed in detenti....... [more]

HRW: Syria armed groups using child soldiers
June 24, 2014
Teenagers as young as 15 have been recruited to join armed groups in Syria and have been fighting in the Syrian civil war, according to a report issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday. According to HRW, some of these teenagers even become suicide bombers. The report claims that Islamist groups....... [more]

White House to increase processing and deportation of undocumented children
June 22, 2014
The Obama administration on Friday announced that it would boost the ranks of immigration judges, lawyers and asylum officers to decrease the flow of undocumented children into the country. According to homeland security deputy director Alejandro Mayorkas, 52,000 unaccompanied children arrived on t....... [more]

US rights groups report abuse of unaccompanied immigrant children
June 12, 2014
Unaccompanied immigrant children are facing abuse and mistreatment at the hands of US customs officials, according to a complaint filed Wednesday by a group of human rights organizations. The National Immigrant Justice Center, Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project, Americans for Immigrant Justice, Flor....... [more]

Rights group urges UN to extend peacekeeping mandate for Western Sahara
April 11, 2014
Amnesty International (AI) urged the UN Security Council on Friday to extend the MINURSO mandate to include human rights monitoring for its peacekeeping force in Western Sahara. AI sent a report to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon illustrating the immediate need for human rights monitoring in Western....... [more]

Kenya deports 82 Somalis amid crackdown on immigrants
April 9, 2014
Kenya's Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku announced on Wednesday that Kenya deported 82 Somalis and rounded up hundreds of other undocumented immigrants in response to a series of attacks committed by Somali Militants since 2011. Since the crackdown, almost 4,000 have been arrested, nearly 500 of....... [more]

France court overturns extradition of former Kazakhstan energy minsiter
April 9, 2014
A French appellate court on Wednesday overturned the extradition of Mukhtar Ablyazov, Kazakhstan's former energy minister accused of misappropriating USD $6 billion from BTA Bank. In January, a French trial court in the Aix-En Province agreed to extradition requests from Russia and Ukraine, both o....... [more]

HRW: China pressuring Nepal to impose restrictions on Tibetans
April 1, 2014
Nepal has imposed increasingly harsh restrictions on Tibetan refugees under strong pressure from China, Human Rights Watch (HRW) claimed Tuesday. The statement cites a recent HRW report detailing Nepali authorities' abuses of Tibetans who have come to the country fleeing persecution in China. The re....... [more]

UN report shows increase in asylum claims to industrialized countries
March 22, 2014
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released a report on Friday detailing the asylum trends in industrialized countries in 2013. The report shows a notable increase in asylum claims across industrialized countries compared to recent years. Unlike in recent years, however, where Afghanistan....... [more]

AI: Cyprus detention of asylum-seekers violates EU law
March 19, 2014
The Cyprus government's practice of detaining migrants seeking asylum in the island nation violates EU law, Amnesty International (AI) reported Tuesday. Individuals who have regularly been detained include Syrian refugees and women who have forcibly been separated from their young children. Research....... [more]




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