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UN experts welcome Malaysian, Indonesian and Thai leaders’ decision not to push back migrants and asylum seekers

May 21, 2015 – Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Mendez and other independent UN human rights experts have welcomed the Malaysian, Indonesian and Thai leaders’ decision not to push back migrants and asylum seekers arriving in their territorial waters as “an important and welcome step forward in recognition of the need to protect the right to life for all, regardless of their status. The experts stated that “pushbacks conducted against migrants and asylum seekers which may also include victims of trafficking are never a good option.” They only end up perpetuating the suffering of children, women and men who are already risking death for a better life.” They further noted that “once rescued, asylum seekers and migrants should be received in open centers offering adequate accommodation facilities and, where necessary, have access to medical care.” You can read the press release in full on the OHCHR website.

Observations Report (Mendez 2013)

Observations Report (Mendez 2012)

China, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea, Georgia, Greece, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria, Paraguay, Papua New Guinea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Togo, Uruguay, and Uzbekistan – Follow-Up Visit Report (Mendez 2012)

Observations Report (Mendez 2011)

Observations Report (Nowak 2010)

Azerbaijan, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Denmark, Georgia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Moldova, Mongolia, Nigeria, Nepal, Paraguay, Romania, Spain, Sri Lanka, Togo, and Uzbekistan – Follow-Up Visit Report (Nowak 2010)

Observations Report (Nowak 2009)

Indonesia – Country Visit Report (Nowak 2008)

Observations Report (Nowak 2008)