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Thailand’s New Refugee Screening System

Thailand is preparing to implement a new refugee screening system later this month. Although the country is not a signatory to the UN Refugee Convention, thousands of refugees and migrants currently live within its borders. The new National Screening Mechanism (NSM) aims to differentiate between those who might face danger if returned to their home countries and those living in Thailand illegally. However, refugees and rights activists express concerns that the system could be used unfairly and even expedite deportations for asylum seekers deemed ineligible.

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