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30 August 2018
JOINT OPEN LETTER TO THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM LEADERS AND OBSERVERS IN THE CONTEXT OF AUSTRALIA’S ABUSIVE OFFSHORE REFUGEE PROCESSING POLICY
Bangkok, 16 February 2018, 14:30: On 13 February 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Justice released a preliminary press release of their asylum processing statistics for 2017. These figures revealed an astounding 99.9% rejection rate of all applications.
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Together with our members the APRRN Secretariat has prepared a briefing paper for the High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges, which was held from 16-17 December in Geneva. This year the Dialogue focused on ‘Root Causes’ and the briefing paper provides more background and analysis on understanding root causes in the Asia context.