Dr. Fatima Khan, Director of the Refugee Rights Unit, featured in the University of Cape Town's Women's Month celebrations.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Popo Mfubu attended Second Biennial Conference for Law and Society in Africa in Cairo, Egypt hosted jointly by the Centre for Law and Society and the American University in Cairo. The purpose of the conference was to bring together African scholars, academics, writers and practitioners.
On Monday 29 April 2019 renowned refugee law scholar and University of Michigan Law School Professor James Hathaway sat down for a Conversation on Refugee Law Challenges in Cape Town with the UNHCR, members of the South African Judiciary and Refugee Appeal Board, academics, refugee lawyers, and civil society.
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.
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.