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Posts Tagged ‘Nationality Verification’ (14 found)

From the Tiger to the Crocodile: Abuse of Migrant Workers in Thailand

A 124-page report that is based on 82 interviews with migrants from neighboring Burma, Cambodia, and Laos. It describes the widespread and severe human rights abuses faced by migrant workers in Thailand, including killings, torture in detention, extortion, and sexual abuse, and labor rights abuses such as trafficking, forced labor, and restrictions on organizing. Download […]

February 22, 2010  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Abuse between borders: vulnerability for Burmese workers deported from Thailand

The Royal Thai Government appears poised to deport as many as 1.4 million workers that fail to complete “nationality verification” procedures by the end of February 2010. The majority of these workers are Burmese. Based upon extensive research conducted by KHRG and other organisations, it is likely that many of these workers came to Thailand […]

February 22, 2010  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN expert on migrants raises alarm on threat of massive deportations from Thailand

The UN human rights expert on the human rights of migrants, Jorge A. Bustamante, today raised serious concerns about the nationality verification process in Thailand and warned that its implementation in its current form may lead to forced deportation of a great number of migrants, in breach of fundamental human rights obligations. “A potentially large […]

February 18, 2010  •  By United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter of Concern for the Safety and Security Of Migrant Workers in Thailand

To: The Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva

We, the undersigned, are deeply concerned for the safety of over 2 million migrants from Burma, Cambodia and Laos working in Thailand who may face deportation after 28th February 2010. Over 80% of these migrants originate from Burma and face ethnic and political conflict as well as continuing economic deterioration in their homeland, which is controlled by a military government. […]

February 16, 2010  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤