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Membership Criteria

Membership with APNOR is open to all civil society organisations and individuals committed to advocating for the rights of refugees and other people in need of protection in the Asia Pacific region. This includes civil society organisations and individuals based outside of the Asia Pacific region. Membership is not open to governmental, inter-governmental, para-governmental and para-military bodies; national human rights institutions; or members of the media. It is also not open to individuals who work for these organisations/bodies.

APNOR Values & Principles

  1. Using a rights-based approach.
  2. The humanitarian principles of non-discrimination, impartiality, humanity, independence and accountability to affected populations.
  3. The principle of “Do no harm”.
  4. Building solidarity and collaboration amongst civil society actors in the Asia Pacific region.
  5. Working responsibly and with respect, accountability and transparency.
  6. Upholding the rights of all persons, in particular refugees, stateless persons and forcibly displaced persons, as outlined in:
  • The international refugee rights regime, which includes, inter alia, the 1951 UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol
  • International human rights law,
  • International humanitarian law
  • International customary law
  • Relevant national and regional instruments. 

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Asia Pacific Network of Refugees (APNOR) is the only region-wide refugee-led network of refugee-led initiatives in the Asia Pacific region that is working with and for refugees. APNOR was established in 2018, on the recommendation of Asia Pacific Summit of Refugees (APSOR).

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