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
International Labour Organization: Amnesty International’s concerns relevant to the 92nd International Labour Conference, 1-17 June 2004
This document discusses concerns regarding migrant workers, including refugees and asylum-seekers, and the right to freedom of association in the context of labour.
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.
Amnesty International statement to the 88th Session of the Governing Council of the International Organization for Migration (IOM): 30 November – 3 December 2004
Includes particular concerns regarding irregular migrants
Thailand: grave developments: killings and other abuses
Includes concerns regarding refugees and migrant workers from Myanmar living in Thailand
Thailand: widespread abuses in the administration of justice
The practice of torture, and the existence of conditions amounting to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment have persisted in Thai detention centres and prisons for many years. Torture and ill-treatment during and shortly after arrest are ongoing concerns to Amnesty International. Abuses take place in various locations, including police stations, at the site of the … Continue reading Thailand: widespread abuses in the administration of justice
Myanmar: lack of security in counter-insurgency areas
This document is a summary of human rights violations in some parts of eastern Myanmar during the last 18 months which migrants reported to Amnesty International. One section of the report also examines several cases of abuses of civilians by armed opposition groups fighting against the Myanmar military. Finally, this document describes various aspects of … Continue reading Myanmar: lack of security in counter-insurgency areas
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: alleged ill-treatment of 27 Albanians in Skopje by Macedonian police
On 22 June 2001 a group of some 30 Albanian citizens who had entered Macedonia in transit on their way to other countries, primarily Greece, to look for work, were expelled back to Albania at the Tushemisht border crossing at Sveti Naum. Nearly all of the group (reports state that 27 of the 30) alleged … Continue reading Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: alleged ill-treatment of 27 Albanians in Skopje by Macedonian police
Republic of Korea (South Korea): summary of concerns and recommendations to candidates for the Presidential elections in December 2002
Includes concerns regarding refugee status determination procedures and the treatment of migrant workers.
Saudi Arabia: remains a fertile ground for torture with impunity
Includes concerns regarding the treatment of immigrants, and the dangers of refoulement of people at risk of torture.