Savitri Taylor in The Conversation: “How civil society can improve refugee protection in the Asia-Pacific”

La Trobe Law School academic Savitri Taylor appeared on 25 August 2015 in an article titled ‘How civil society can improve refugee protection in the Asia-Pacific in The Conversation. Savitri Taylor commented on the problem of refugee protection in the Asia-Pacific Region:

Humanitarian considerations result in most countries in the Asia-Pacific tolerating the unauthorised presence of asylum seekers and refugees within their borders most of the time.

But such individuals lead a precarious existence. Without legal status in their host country, they live in fear of being detained and/or returned to the dangers of their home country.

La Trobe University is hosting a public forum on September 1 on refugee protection in the Asia-Pacific featuring lawyers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. All proceeds go to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

Read the full article here.

 

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