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Community Service

The Refugee Rights Unit is a recognised service provider for UCT LLB students to complete their compulsory 60 hours of community service.


Community service will consist of the following;

  • One-on-one consultations with asylum seekers
  • Establishing a prima facie refugee claim
  • Completing an affidavit under the supervision of an admitted attorney
  • Explaining the attestation of affidavit process to clients
  • Conducting ‘country of origin’ research
  • Recording of statistics
  • Proper filing and saving of all documents


Five (5) hours of training will be conducted with one of the attorney’s at the Clinic. These hours will serve to be part of the 60hours of community service.

Community service is offered to students registered for the Refugee Law elective. Only a limited number of additional students will be allowed to do community service with the Refugee Law Clinic.

The community service hours will generally occur during students vacations.