Refugee Rights Clinic
The Unit's Refugee Law Clinic provides direct legal services to thousands of refugees and asylum seekers each year.
The Refugee Rights Unit teaches refugee law to undergraduate law and masters' students within the Department of Public Law.
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.


Monday, 20 September 2021
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
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 Asylum considering the UN Global Compact on Refugees and EU law.

Publication Date:
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 - 09:45
International Association of Refugee and Migration Judges Conference

The Uct Refugee Rights Unit and the University at large is hosting the International Association of Refugee and Migration Judges in their annual conference and pre-conference training.

Publication Date:
Fri, 31 May 2019 - 15:45
Statelessness Training

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is conducting five-day training course, in partnership with the University of Cape Town Refugee Rights Unit, for practitioners and government officials from English-speaking African states. The training is scheduled for 8 to 12 July 2019.

Publication Date:
Fri, 31 May 2019 - 14:00