US: Free Detained Asylum Seekers in Pandemic

Expand An ICE detainee rests his hands on the window of his cell in the segregation wing at the Adelanto immigration detention center, which is run by the Geo Group Inc, in Adelanto, California, on April 13, 2017. © 2017 Lucy Nicholson/Reuters (Washington, DC) – Nearly two dozen human rights, immigrant rights, and civil rights […]

US: Mexican Asylum Seekers Ordered to Wait

Expand Mexican asylum seekers wait to ask for protection at a port of entry on November 22, 2019. © 2019 Human Rights Watch/Ariana Sawyer (El Paso, Texas) – US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents have denied entry to the United States to Mexican asylum seekers, exposing thousands, including families and children, to danger in […]

Greece: Asylum Overhaul Threatens Rights

Expand A Greek national flag flutters atop the parliament building in Athens, Greece, January 28, 2019. © 2019 REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis (Athens) – Greece’s parliament should scrap provisions in a new bill that threaten to limit asylum seekers’ access to protection, Human Rights Watch said today. The draft law, to be debated in parliament this week, […]

Bosnia Should Immediately Close Inhumane Migrant Camp

Expand Migrants and asylum seekers in camp Vucjak where 2,500 people are now living in inhumane conditions without water, electricity, and medical care, Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, October 2019.  © 2019 Private Over a year after Human Rights Watch first criticized Bosnia’s failure to protect the basic rights of migrants and asylum seekers, the International Organization […]

Croatia: President Admits Unlawful Migrant Pushbacks

Expand A migrant who claims he was beaten by Croatian police while attempting to cross the border to Croatia shows his injury at a factory hall turned migrants facility in Bihac, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. © 2019 Darko Bandic/AP Photo (London) – Croatia should immediately stop summarily returning migrants and asylum seekers to Bosnia and Herzegovina, […]

Thailand Offers Persecuted Rohingya Little Hope

Expand Rohingya refugees sit behind bars at a police station in Satun province, southern Thailand on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.  © 2019 AP Photo/Sumeth Panpetch Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha’s racist slurs directed at the Rohingya are bad enough. But they are made even worse because they reflect the Thai government’s cruel policy toward […]

US: Don’t Return Asylum Seekers to Mexico

Expand The main harbour of admission to&nbspNuevo Laredo, Mexico. &copy 2017 Human Legal rights Watch (Washington, Electricity) &ndash The United States Department of Homeland Security has announced an insurance policy, effective immediately, which will return asylum seekers to Mexico while their claims are processed within the United States. This raises serious concerns about whether asylum-seeking […]