04 January 2013

Regional Focus: Asia/Pacific


IASFM14 will take place 6-9 January 2013 in Kolkata, India, the first time for this conference to be hosted in South Asia.  More details are available on the Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group web site and on the conference site.


"Adopting Refugee Convention Would Not be a Slippery Slope for Hong Kong," South China Morning Post, 27 Dec. 2012 [text]

Afghanistan: Bleak Humanitarian Outlook for 2013 (IRIN, Jan. 2013) [text]

"The Badagas: Sometime Refugees in a New Land," The Dawn Journal, vol. 1, no. 1 (2012) [open access text]

"The Conveniently Forgotten Human Rights of the Rohingya," Forced Migration Review, no. 41 (Dec. 2012) [open access text]

"North Koreans in China in Need of International Protection," Forced Migration Review, no. 41 (Dec. 2012) [open access text]

Papua New Guinea: West Papuan Refugees Hope for Citizenship (IRIN, Dec. 2012) [text]

Thailand: Don't Deport Rohingya "Boat People" (Human Rights Watch, Jan. 2013) [text]

UNHCR Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Sri Lanka (UNHCR, Dec. 2012) [text]

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