The South African Constitution provides for public participation and access to legislative process and ensuring that public opinion is considered in decision making. One of the ways that advocates for refugees can make their voices heard is through submissions made to government institutions on legislation, rules, and policy decisions.Over the years the unit has made the following submissions:
Submissions to Department of Home Affairs on Proposed Official Identity Management Policy (24 February 2021)
UCT endorsement of Scalabrini Centre Cape Town written comments on the draft amendment regulations on the South African Citizenship Act, 1995 (30 August 2020)
Submissions to the Refugee Appeal Authority on Draft Rules of the Refugee Appeal Authority (24 April 2020)
Submissions to the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development on the Criminal Matters Amendment Draft Bill (24 April 2020)
Comments on agenda of joint meeting schedule between the parliamentary portfolio committee on Home Affairs and Parliamentary select committee on Security and Justice (28 April 2020)
Submissions to the Select Committee on Social services on the Refugees Amendment Bill (14 June 2017).
Submissions to Department of Home Affairs on the Green Paper on International Migration in South Africa, 2016 (30 September 2016)
Submissions to the Department of Home Affairs on the Draft Refugees Amendment Bill, 2015 (28 August 2015)
Submissions to the Department of Home Affairs on the Border Management Agency Bill, 2015 (4 September 2015).
Submissions to the Department of Home Affairs on the drafting of regulations to give meaning to the Refugees Amendment Act, 2008, in particular with regard to unaccompanied children (7 July 2011)
Submissions to the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on the Immigration Amendment Bill 32-2010 (20 January 2011)
Submissions to the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on Immigration Amendment Bill 30 -2010 (19 October 201
Submissions to the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs on Immigration Amendment Bill 32 -2010 (2010).