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Refugee Rights Clinic
The Unit's Refugee Law Clinic provides direct legal services to thousands of refugees and asylum seekers in the Western Cape 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

Sunday, 22 July 2018
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 Willie, an attorney in the unit, the paper, which she co-authored with the unit director Fatima Khan, highlighted the ways in which recent government policy shifts in the asylum process contribute to the proliferation of “hidden” and irregular migrants in South Africa.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:45
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. 

Publication Date:
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 14:30
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 Woman and Children at Concern (“WCC”) community organisation. Popo Mfubu delivered a presentation on the Refugee Rights Unit’s work, while Gahlia Brogneri, director and co-founder of Adonis Musati provided information on the services provided by Adonis Musati. 

Publication Date:
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 14:15
Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Presentation and Discussion

On 29 January 2018, the Refugee Rights Unit represented by James Chapman met with the Red Cross Children's Hospital Developmental Paediatric Team. At the training session James Chapman discussed issues encountered by refugees and asylum seekers concerning documentation, school placement, access to special schooling and social grants.  

Publication Date:
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 13:45

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