April 11, 2014
by William Helbling
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 ...[read more]
April 9, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
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 ...[read more]
April 1, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
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 ...[read more]
March 22, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
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 ...[read more]
January 7, 2014
by Julie Deisher
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged Thailand to work with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to screen detained persons for refugee status and the mandate to protect refugees and stateless people. Thousands of ethnic Rohingya fleeing abuse in Rakhine state enter Thailand seeking asylum. According ...[read more]
November 29, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
A UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) issued a 60-page multimedia report on Friday that Syrian refugee children are suffering trauma from the Syrian Civil War, which has killed over 120,000 people. The report states that many Syrian refugee children in Jordan and Lebanon are growing up in broken ...[read more]
November 26, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
A New Zealand High Court judge on Tuesday held that two Kiribati citizens, could not be granted refugee status based on the effects of climate change on Kiribati. Ioane Teitiota and his wife moved to New Zealand from the island nation of Kiribati in 2007 and had three children born in New Zealand. ...[read more]
October 25, 2013
by Lauren Laing
EU leaders on Friday said that the fight against terrorism could be hindered by distrust of the US after new leaks revealed that Washington has regularly monitored phone traffic throughout Europe, including 35 world leaders. The EU summit in Brussels was set to focus on Europe's growing refugee ...[read more]
October 25, 2013
by Stephen Adelgren
UN Special Rapporteur Sheila Keetharuth appealed to the international community on Thursday to keep the Eritrean human rights situation in focus and to increase efforts to aid refugees. Approximately 300,000 Eritrean refugees fled the country in 2012 alone, and the UN Refugee Agency estimates ...[read more]
September 7, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Friday stated it is "increasingly worried" for the safety of civilians in the Central African Republic (CAR). UNHCR reported that during a visit to CAR last week, they witnessed virtual lawlessness in the CAR, discovering several villages burned to the ground and ...[read more]

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