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Eradicating Statelessness in Africa

From the 9 - 13 October 2023, the UCT Law Refugee Rights Unit in partnership with UNHCR hosted a virtual training for practitioners, civil society and government officials on eradicating statelessness in Africa.
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It's off to the SCA for the UCT Refugee Rights Clinic

The University of Cape Town (UCT) Refugee Rights Clinic, represented by alum Adv David Simonsz from the Cape Bar, finally had their day in the Supreme Court of Appeal - after a five-year long struggle with the Department of Home Affairs.

UCT Refugee Rights Unit Celebrates World Refugee Day

UCT Refugee Rights Unit Celebrates World Refugee Day by distributing practical guides that are intended to assist refugees, legal practitioners, social workers and government officials in understanding and ensuring the rights of refugees are respe

Renewal of Expired Permits

The Department of Home Affairs will be renewing refugee and asylum permits that have expired from 26 February 2020. The process is straightforward and is completed via email to the relevant Refugee Reception Office (RRO). The RRO will respond

UCT Refugee Rights Unit contributes globally

The UCT Refugee Rights Unit (RRU), as a member of the ASILES project, contributed towards the first ASILE Forum to assess the European Commission’s Pact on Migration and A

Statelessness Training

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is conducting five-day training course, in partnership with the

Adonis Musati Refugee Law and Practice

On 30 January 2018 James Chapman presented a workshop at the Adonis Musati Project offices in Cape Town. The workshop was attended by twenty community leaders working towards furthering the rights of refugees in South Africa. 

Information Sharing Session

Information Sharing Session The Refugee Rights Unit hosted a community information sharing session at the University of Cape Town. The session was attended by representatives of the Adonis Musati Project and the Woma

World Refugee Day Film Festival Screening

We are commemorating the World Refugee Day and acknowledging the circumstances and plight of refugees. We also wish to celebrate the successes and triumphs of refugees and asylum seekers who have persevered and in some cases thrived, despite adversity.

Government contributes to proliferation of 'hidden' migrants

The Refugee Rights Unit recently presented a paper on Hidden, Irregular and Forced Migration at a conference on migration organised by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.  Presented by Ncumisa Will