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Posts Tagged ‘Thailand’ (115 found)

Nationality Verification deadline extended

According to internal documents, the Thai government has extended the deadline for migrant workers to submit their completed Nationality Verification application from the original 28 February deadline until 31 March. Migrant workers have been given until 2 March to register at local employment departments and sign an agreement to complete the process. Any migrant workers […]

March 1, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Resources on the Nationality Verification Process

The Migrant Justice Programme of the Human Rights and Development Foundation produced two useful resources for those wanting to learn more about the complex National Verification (NV) process for migrant workers in Thailand. The Nationality Verification Fact Sheet is a concise three-page introduction, which includes a time line of both Thai government and civil society’s […]

February 27, 2010  •  By Human Rights and Development Foundation  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Rising Concerns as Migrant Workers’ Nationality Verification Deadline Approaches

Human rights and migrant worker organizations are concerned that over 1.3 million migrant workers—the majority of whom are Burmese—could be deported from Thailand if they fail to enter the nationality verification process before 28 February.

In January, the Thai Cabinet passed a resolution allowing for a two-year extension of work permits for the migrants provided that they were willing to submit biographical information to their home governments prior to 28 February. […]

February 23, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  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 ➤

Thailand joins RI in promoting free, fair elections in Myanmar

It is in the interests of the ASEAN community to help Myanmar hold fair, free and transparent elections this year, to return democracy and peace to the country, Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya says. The visiting Thai foreign minister said in an interview here Sunday that as the two most democratic members of the Association […]

February 15, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤