February 19, 2018 (en español abajo)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 1, 2018
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Oakland, CA, February 1, 2018 - Responding to the Zero Draft of the Global Compact on Refugees, released yesterday by UNHCR, Asylum Access Executive Director Emily Arnold-Fernandez states:
We, a global coalition of 88 civil society organizations, urgently call upon UN member states to take immediate steps to address the human rights abuses and humanitarian catastrophe engulfing Myanmar's ethnic Rohingya population. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein have described the Myanmar security forces' ongoing campaign against the Rohingya in northern Rakhine State as ethnic cleansing.
The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, this 19th September, has been called to tackle one of the greatest global challenges of our age: to protect and assist millions of people on the move in search of safety and dignity.
More than 20 million men, women and children have been forced across international borders by conflict, violence and persecution.
ECUADOR – Asylum Access is pleased to announce that on September 12, 2014, the Constitutional Court of Ecuador released decision No. 002-0524, in which the Articles 27, 33 and 48 of the executive decree 1182 are declared unconstitutional. These articles establish respectively: a period of 15 days to apply for refugee status, a period of 3 days to appeal the inadmissibility of a request and a period of 5 days to appeal ineligibility for refugee status.