Arrest and Detention of Refugees and Asylum Seekers continue in Sri Lanka

While the Swiss Federal Office of Migration continues to re-examine rejected asylum cases for ex-LTTE members in Switzerland, the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network, an IDC member, has issued this urgent statement calling for the…

Amnesty International continue de dénoncer la situation des droits humains au Sri Lanka

Communiqué, Amnesty International, 26.2.2014 (http://www.amnesty.ch/fr/pays/asie-pacifique/sri-lanka/docs/2014/militants-menaces-a-l-approche-du-conseil-des-droits-de-l-homme) A la veille du Conseil des droits de l’homme de l’ONU (3-28 mars 2014), Amnesty international dénonce les pressions et les exactions commises à l’encontre de certains militants et de…

25’000 signatures déposées au Conseil fédéral pour protéger les requérants sri-lankais

Amnesty International, Suisse: Communiqué de presse publié le 14 novembre 2013. Plus de 25’000 personnes ont signé la pétition lancée le 2 septembre par Amnesty International, la Société pour les peuples menacés (SPM) et l’Organisation…

Too late, the Federal Office of Migration suspends the repatriations to Sri Lanka

The Swiss refugee authorities say deportations of rejected Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lanka have been temporarily suspended following reports of arrests and after international criticism of the military’s increasing influence on the country’s leadership….

Human Rights NGOs in Switzerland rally against the forced deportation of rejected asylum-seekers from Sri Lanka

In March 2013 a Swiss NGO providing legal assistance to asylum-seekers in Switzerland (ELISA-Asile, http://www.elisa.ch) launched an online petition calling the Swiss asylum authorities to review their country guidance on Sri Lanka and their return…