Statusless and Stateless Chinese Migrants in the UK

In the UK, irregular Chinese migration raised policy and public concerns about the hazards of human smuggling and labour exploitation following the 2000 Dover tragedy, in which 58 Chinese people were suffocated in a lorry trailer while attempting to reach the UK, and the 2004 Morecambe Bay tragedy, in which 23 undocumented Chinese were drowned...

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Human Rights Committee UN: Zhao v Netherlans

The Dutch requirement that a child provide proof of lack of nationality in order to be recognised as stateless was a violation of Art 24 ICCPR. As a person registered with ‘unknown nationality’ the child could not benefit from international protections afforded to stateless children, including the right to acquire the nationality of...

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مفوضية اللاجئين تحذر من حدوث أزمة إنسانية وشيكة في أفغانستان

تحذر المفوضية السامية للأمم المتحدة لشؤون اللاجئين من أن هناك أزمة إنسانية تلوح في الأفق في أفغانستان حيث يتسبب تصاعد الصراع في تزايد المعاناة الإنسانية ونزوح المدنيين. وقد نزح ما يقدر بنحو...

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UNHCR warns of imminent humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is warning of a looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan as the escalating conflict brings increased human suffering and civilian displacement. An estimated 270,000 Afghans have been newly displaced inside the country since January 2021 – primarily due to insecurity and violence –  bringing the total uprooted...

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Migration von Deutschland nach Russland

Германия после миграционного кризиса /Deutschland nach der Migrationskrise Беженке из Германии нужна помощь /A refugee from Germany needs help

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La Commission de Venise: les « agents étrangers »

Les récentes modifications de la législation russe sur les « agents étrangers » vont clairement dans le sens d’une extension du champ des personnes physiques et morales qualifiées « d’agents étrangers », ainsi que des obligations, restrictions et sanctions imposées, déclare la Commission de Venise, organe d’experts en droit...

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Hungary: Fundamental Law amendment – adopted without public consultation – should be revised to avoid potential discrimination, says Venice Commission

Strasbourg, 06.07.2021 – The Ninth Amendment to Hungary’s Fundamental Law, which entered into force on 23 December last year, should have had proper public consultations before its adoption last year, according to an opinion published late on 5 July by the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission. In their opinion, the Council of Europe’s...

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A Case Study of the Guantanamo Ex-Detainees Seeking Asylum in Central Asia

In 2014, Kazakhstan received five Guantanamo Bay former detainees as part of a bilateral resettlement agreement with the USA. These detainees, of Yemeni and Tunisian origin, were transferred as asylum-seekers due to a risk of persecution in their countries of origin. Though Kazakhstan is a party to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of...

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Human Rights Council to Hold its Forty-Seventh Regular Session from 21 June to 13 July 2021

The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its forty-seventh regular session from 21 June to 13 July 2021 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The hybrid Council will be meeting in room XVIII with most statements delivered virtually. The session will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, 21 June under the presidency of Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan...

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