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World Refugee Day – An Update from Ushiku no Kai

On Tuesday, May 18, the government and the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) announced their decision not to pass the “amendment bill” to the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act that was being discussed in the current Diet session. The Ministry of Justice’s proposed amendment, which claims to solve the problem of long-term detention, is “a complete lie,” says a statement of protest issued by Bar Associations nationwide.

Offshoring Refugee Processing

Though the media often mentions refugee offshoring together with Australia, extraterritorial asylum processing is not necessarily unique to the country. This article, therefore, focuses on the state of offshore refugee processing in Australia while also making references to similar models that gave it inspiration or are considered for replicating.

Afghanistan: The “World’s Least Peaceful Country”

Afghan refugees are one of the largest protracted refugee populations in the world. More than forty years ago, Afghanistan entered a situation of instability that is still ongoing nowadays. Since then, more than 400,000 people escaped from the violence protracted by the Communist-led Taraki and Amin regime, crossing over into neighboring Pakistan and Iran.

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