Expert: UNHCR’s Chin refugee policy violates its own guidelines

BANGKOK: UNHCR’s decision to end refugee protections for ethnic Chin refugees goes against its own guidelines, said a regional refugee expert.

“We are not convinced that the cessation process being pursued for the Chin refugees fulfils the criteria that are necessary in order to consider stripping someone of international protection,” said Themba Lewis, secretary general of Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN).

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