Protection gaps: Amnesty International’s concerns to UNHCR’S Standing Committee 8 – 11 March 2005

Within this document, AI raises concerns in regard to the current mass deportation of illegal immigrants from Malaysia, which is expected to affect the protection of large numbers of refugees from Indonesia, Myanmar and other countries. In addition, concerns are raised about the sustainability of return to Burundi and to Rwanda, including concerns about conditions … Continue reading Protection gaps: Amnesty International’s concerns to UNHCR’S Standing Committee 8 – 11 March 2005

Thailand: the plight of Burmese migrant workers

During May and June 2004, Amnesty International interviewed 115 Burmese nationals in seven locations in Thailand who were either working or looking for work. They were members of the Mon, Kayin, Kayah, Shan, Rawang, Tavoyan and Bama(5) ethnic groups, and were Buddhist, Muslim, or Christian. They were employed mostly in the fishing, manufacturing, agricultural, construction, … Continue reading Thailand: the plight of Burmese migrant workers

Italy: Lampedusa, the island of Europe’s forgotten promises

This document outlines the situation of asylum seekers and migrants arriving in Lampedusa, and the irregularity of their status determination procedures.

Sweden: refugee rights undermined in War on Terror

This report concerns the deportation of two asylum seekers from Sweden.

Malta: open letter to the Maltese Minister for Justice and Home Affairs

This document was written in connection with the inquiry in Malta into circumstances surrounding the deportation of 220 Eritrean citizens from Malta to Eritrea on 30 September and 3 October 2002.

Belarus and Uzbekistan: the last executioners: the trend towards abolition in the former Soviet space

This document includes reports and concerns relating to people seeking asylum from the death panalty, for religious or political crimes.

Malaysia: human rights at risk: migrants

This document outlines the human rights implications of the Malaysian government’s decision to detain and deport large numbers of undocumented migrants, including asylum seekers.

Belgium: before the UN Committee against Torture: alleged police ill-treatment

AI expressed concern about the numerous allegations it had received in recent years that law enforcement officers in Belgium have subjected people — a high proportion of them foreign and non-Caucasian Belgian nationals — to physical and psychological ill-treatment, including racist abuse, and have used excessive force.

Kenya: joint Letter to Hon. Chris Murungaru, Minister of State for Provincial Administration and National Security

A letter regarding the case of Mr Abdel Mohammed Al-Dahas, a 55 year-old refugee from Iraq in police custody at the time of writing, at Kileleshwa Police Station, Nairobi, since 8 October 2001

Yemen: the rule of law sidelined in the name of security

Includes concerns regarding lack of access to asylum processes and secret deportations.