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September 13, 2012

HRW Policy Director, Bill Frelick, Argues for Refugee Empowerment in Thailand

by Asylum Access

In a recent article in the Bangkok Post, Human Rights Watch’s Policy Director, Bill Frelick argues for an expanded approach to refugee policy in Thailand – one that would allow refugees the freedom to move, work and rebuild their lives outside of camp structures.

Frelick’s piece focuses in on the desperation refugees can face after years spent with no freedom of movement, access to education or job training. In contrast, he challenges the Thai government to adopt fair and transparent systems that would legalize the refugee population, and allow for personal development.

You can find the entire article posted here.

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