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Refugee Rights Clinic
The Unit's Refugee Law Clinic provides direct legal services to thousands of refugees and asylum seekers each year.
Teaching
The Refugee Rights Unit teaches refugee law to undergraduate law and masters' students within the Department of Public Law.
Research
The Refugee Rights Unit conducts applied research in refugee law and related topics.
Advocacy & Training
The Refugee Rights Unit undertakes a significant amount of targeted advocacy and training of government officials, the judiciary, civil society partners and refugee communities.

News

Thursday, 5 August 2021
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 respected.

Publication Date:
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 - 14:00
Conference on 70 Years of the UN Refugee Convention

Fatima Khan, Director of the Refugee Rights Unit, presented a keynote address at the Refugee Law Initiative's 5th Annual Conference, Aging Gracefully? The 1951 Convention at 70.

Publication Date:
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 - 12:15
Progress toward reopening of Cape Town Refugee Reception Office

This month saw an important development in the years-long campaign and litigation to compel the Department of Home Affairs to fully reopen the Cape Town Refugee Reception Office (RRO).

Publication Date:
Fri, 28 May 2021 - 12:30
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 to your application with instructions to be completed, and when approved will issue an asylum seeker or refugee with a renewed permit, which is sent to you via email.

Publication Date:
Fri, 28 May 2021 - 12:15

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