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The Resource Ad hoc and inadequate : Thailand's treatment of refugees and asylum seekers, [Bill Frelick and Adam Saltsman]

Ad hoc and inadequate : Thailand's treatment of refugees and asylum seekers, [Bill Frelick and Adam Saltsman]

Label
Ad hoc and inadequate : Thailand's treatment of refugees and asylum seekers
Title
Ad hoc and inadequate
Title remainder
Thailand's treatment of refugees and asylum seekers
Statement of responsibility
[Bill Frelick and Adam Saltsman]
Title variation
  • Thailand's treatment of refugees and asylum seekers
  • Thailand
Title variation remainder
ad hoc and inadequate
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Thailand has hosted millions of refugees over the course of more than three decades, yet its refugee policies remain fragmented, unpredictable, inadequate, and ad hoc, leaving refugees unnecessarily vulnerable to arbitrary and abusive treatment. All refugee groups in Thailand strive for survival in a country without a refugee policy grounded in law, where asylum seekers face differing standards and procedures depending on their nationality and abuses by Thai officials go unpunished. Ad Hoc and Inadequate focuses on the plight of Burmese refugees, the largest current refugee group in Thailand. It examines the lives both of Burmese refugees inside the camps on the Thai-Burma border and of Burmese asylum seekers living outside of the camps, who are not officially recognized as refugees. Regardless of their nationality and whether they obtain refugee status from the United Nations refugee agency, refugees in Thailand are not allowed to work. Urban refugees have little protection against arrest, and often are compelled to pay bribes to avoid immigration detention. Irregular migrant--including refugees--who are unable to pay fines or bribes are likely to be detained, sometimes for years. Political changes in Burma since 2011 have raised the prospect that the protracted Burmese refugee situation could have an end in sight. However, enormous obstacles remain to a safe return and repatriation of refugees from the border camps and uncertainty among refugees about their prospects for repatriation prevails. Human Rights Watch urges Thailand to consider an alternative to its current refugee policy, one that would provide all asylum seekers an opportunity to have their claims for asylum heard fairly and would respect the rights of refugees to freedom of movement and to work. Such a policy would contribute to the rule of law in Thailand and reduce opportunities for corruption and exploitation"--P. [4] of cover
Additional physical form
Also issued online via the Human Rights Watch Web site.
Cataloging source
ZYF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frelick, Bill
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV640.4.T5
LC item number
F73 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Saltsman, Adam
  • Human Rights Watch (Organization)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Asylum, Right of
  • Asylum, Right of
  • Human rights
Label
Ad hoc and inadequate : Thailand's treatment of refugees and asylum seekers, [Bill Frelick and Adam Saltsman]
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "September 2012"--Table of contents page
  • "This report was researched and written by Bill Frelick ... and Adam Saltsman ..."--P. 143
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acronyms -- Burmese border displaced persons : June 2012 -- Summary -- Key recommendations -- Methodology, scope, and terminology -- I. Background -- II. Refugees in camps on the Thai-Burma border. Registration, refugee screening, and headcounts ; Cuts to essential services ; Arrest, detention, and abuse of refugees outside the camps ; Abuses by camp commanders and security officials ; Abuses inside camps ; Access to justice for refugees ; Prospects for repatriation -- III. Burmese Living Outside Camps. Refugee claims among Burmese living outside camps ; Refugees who have left the camps ; Thai policy toward Rohingya boat migrants ; Work permits for Burmese living outside camps ; Burmese urban refugees -- IV. UN High Commissioner for refugees. Refugee status determination interviews for non-Burmese urban asylum seekers -- V. Arrests and extortion of refugees and migrants. Street arrests ; Raids by immigration officials and police -- VI. Immigration detention centers. Mae Sot IDC ; Suan Phlu IDC, Bangkok ; Nong Khai IDC ; International Standards on Detention -- VII. Deportations. "Soft deportations" ; Official deportations ; December 2010 Burmese refugee influx and forced returns ; Mass deportations ; Coerced "voluntary" self-deportations of non-Burmese nationals -- Recommendations -- Acknowledgements
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
v, 143 pages
Isbn
9781564329318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocn811060224
  • (OCoLC)811060224
Label
Ad hoc and inadequate : Thailand's treatment of refugees and asylum seekers, [Bill Frelick and Adam Saltsman]
Link
Publication
Note
  • "September 2012"--Table of contents page
  • "This report was researched and written by Bill Frelick ... and Adam Saltsman ..."--P. 143
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acronyms -- Burmese border displaced persons : June 2012 -- Summary -- Key recommendations -- Methodology, scope, and terminology -- I. Background -- II. Refugees in camps on the Thai-Burma border. Registration, refugee screening, and headcounts ; Cuts to essential services ; Arrest, detention, and abuse of refugees outside the camps ; Abuses by camp commanders and security officials ; Abuses inside camps ; Access to justice for refugees ; Prospects for repatriation -- III. Burmese Living Outside Camps. Refugee claims among Burmese living outside camps ; Refugees who have left the camps ; Thai policy toward Rohingya boat migrants ; Work permits for Burmese living outside camps ; Burmese urban refugees -- IV. UN High Commissioner for refugees. Refugee status determination interviews for non-Burmese urban asylum seekers -- V. Arrests and extortion of refugees and migrants. Street arrests ; Raids by immigration officials and police -- VI. Immigration detention centers. Mae Sot IDC ; Suan Phlu IDC, Bangkok ; Nong Khai IDC ; International Standards on Detention -- VII. Deportations. "Soft deportations" ; Official deportations ; December 2010 Burmese refugee influx and forced returns ; Mass deportations ; Coerced "voluntary" self-deportations of non-Burmese nationals -- Recommendations -- Acknowledgements
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
v, 143 pages
Isbn
9781564329318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocn811060224
  • (OCoLC)811060224

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