“We Don’t Want to Be Refugees Again”

A Human Rights Watch Briefing Paper for the Fourteenth Ministerial Joint Committee of Bhutan and Nepal, May 19, 2003

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“Bhutan is my motherland. I don’t want to stay here, even though we have the aid of other countries.”

- Seventy-year-old man, Khudanabari refugee camp in Nepal.

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  1. Summary

  2. Background

  3. The Status Verification Process

  4. Pre-conditions for Voluntary Repatriation

  5. Conditions in Bhutan

  6. Conclusion

  7. Recommendations