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  Director:


Fatima Khan

Fatima is the Director of the Refugee Rights Unit. She is an attorney of the High Court of South Africa, a senior researcher for the Unit, and lectures the Refugee Law Course to the final year LLB students as well as Refugee law and Human Rights course to students at a Masters level (LLMMPhil) in the University of Cape Town faculty of law.
 

She has completed her BAHDELLBLLM (University of Cape Town) and is currently a PHD candidate concentrating on Refugee Law/Public Law at UCT. She is the co-editor of the textbook Refugee Law in South Africa, which was published in 2014 by Juta, Cape Town.

 
  Attorneys:

James Chapman
James is an attorney  of the High Court of South Africa at the Unit and is working primarily in the Unit’s strategic litigation. He was admitted as an attorney in 2008. He is finalising his LLM in Commercial Law at UCT. His thesis focused on alternative dispute resolutions in refugee law. He is also in charge of the advocacy done by the Unit.

He worked as an intern in the Unit before he was admitted, and he has returned to the Unit out of passion for the subject matter and the welfare of asylum seekers and refugees in legal matters.

Monique Schoeman

Monique is an attorney of the High Court of South Africa working primarily in the Refugee Rights Unit's strategic litigation. She joined the Refugee Rights Unit in 2011. Monique has an LLB from the University of Western Cape. She has completed her PGdip in tax law at University of Cape Town. She has previously worked at the University of the Western Cape Law Clinic for two and a half years.

Popo Mfubu

Popo is an attorney of the High Court of South Africa.  He completed his Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Law and Economics at Rhodes University in 2009. He then went on to complete his LLB degree in 2011 also at Rhodes University.
In 2012 he joined the Refugee Rights Units as a candidate attorney and after completing his articles in 2014 he was admitted as an attorney and remained at the Refugee Rights Unit as an attorney. He is currently completing his LLM specialising in Criminology.

 


 

 

 

Candidate Attorneys:


Megan Lee

Megan Lee joined the Refugee Rights Clinic as a candidate attorney in 2016. She completed a BA Value and Policy Studies degree at Stellenbosch University and then her post-graduate LLB at UCT in 2015. She hopes to complete an LLM in Human Rights at UCT while working for the UNIT.

Anna Truter
Anna Truter, the new candidate attorney at the Refugee Rights Clinic, completed a BA at UCT, majoring in English Literature, French Literature and Media and Writing. She then went on to complete her post-graduate LLB at UCT in 2015. She hopes to complete an LLM in Human Rights at UCT in the years to come.

  Honorary Research Associates:
  Tal Schreier 
BA, LLBJD (York, Canada), LLM (University of Cape Town). Tal is an admitted attorney of the Law Society of Upper Canada. She has completed her BALLBJD (York, Canada) and her LLM at the University of Cape Town. She worked for many years as the Unit's Senior Researcher and Advocacy & Training Manager. Tal currently resides in Canada and continues to work as a Research Associate for the Unit. Tal is a honorary researcher for the Refugee Rights Unit and is co-editor of the textbook, Refugee Law in South Africa.
  Lee-Ann de la Hunt
Lee Anne de la Hunt taught refugee and immigration law during her tenure as Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town and while serving as Director of the University's Law Clinic. Following this, she was the legal advisor to the Minister of Home Affairs for five years. She currently practises as an advocate at the Cape Bar, and maintains her interest in refugee law by devoting a portion of her general public law practice to this area of law. Lee Ann is a honorary researcher for the Unit.