The following report is submitted on behalf of Asylum Access Malaysia (AAM) and the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) for consideration in Malaysia’s third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to take place during the 31 st Session of the UPR Working Group. The report observes the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, and victims of trafficking.Download
As we move into the new year, we want to take a moment to reflect on some important wins for refugee rights that we helped accomplish last year, such as achieving alternatives to detention in Southeast Asia and creating pathways for refugees in Latin America to achieve self sufficiency and access their rights. Read about this year’s highlights in our 2016-2017 annual report.
This joint document between Asylum Access and other civil society organizations offers guiding principles and concrete proposals to UN Member States negotiating the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration. The document addresses four main areas: migratory regularization, oversight of expulsions, the non-criminalization of migration, and access to justice. Para leer el informe en español, haz clic aquí.Download
In this independent shadow report, submitted to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, the Asylum Access Malaysia team examines the implementation of Malaysia’s obligations under CEDAW between 2006 and 2017 as they relate to asylum-seeking and refugee women and girls in Malaysia. Please ensure you download the Annex to the report as well as the report itself.Download
The Working Group for the Brazil Plan of Action in Mexico, unites national civil society organizations, including Asylum Access Mexico, to monitor the implementation of the plan of action at the national level. This report evaluates the progress and setbacks made in the last three years and proposes specific actions the Mexican government can take to improve rights protections for refugees in the country.Download
The Brazil Plan of Action, adopted by 28 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2014, defined specific actions to strengthen protections and sustainable solutions for refugees, forcibly displaced people and stateless people in the region. Marking its third anniversary, the Regional Working Group for the Brazil Plan of Action (GAR-PAB), of which Asylum Access is a member, published this report analyzing the challenges and best practices for each area of the plan of action.Download