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Bill Frelick
Bill Frelick is the Refugee Rights Program director at Human Rights Watch.

Entries by Bill Frelick

US to Syrian Refugees: We'll Give You Money But Stay Away, Please

(64) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 4:42 PM

With the number of Syrian refugees in the Middle East hitting 3 million, it's worth examining how the United States and other countries not on the frontline of the conflict have stepped in to help countries like Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey. These countries have the misfortune to be neighbors not...

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Exporting Australia's Asylum Policies

(1) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 5:13 PM

By Bill Frelick and Michael Timmins

Australia has found a new export product: punitive asylum policies. Its overwrought reaction to asylum seekers arriving by boat has now taken hold of New Zealand's political leadership, who appear to be moving forward this month with a "mass arrivals" immigration bill...

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Talk to Syria for the Sake of Iraqi Refugees

(8) Comments | Posted October 16, 2007 | 3:22 PM

This week, the last door slammed shut on Iraqi refugees desperate to flee for their lives. Syria, which had kept its border open long after Jordan and other neighbors had closed theirs to all but a lucky few, has now also imposed a strict visa regime for Iraqis, and the...

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Bhutanese Refugees: The Right of Return, the Chance for Resettlement

(1) Comments | Posted June 20, 2007 | 8:08 PM

Bhutan may profit from evocative tourist images of an isolated cloud kingdom whose people live in serenity and colorful traditional dress, but for many Bhutanese it's far from idyllic. It's a place where citizens can't get a government job, buy or sell land, or open a business without a police-issued...

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