Refugee and Migrant Rights

SALC’s Refugee and Migrant Rights work is integrated within its other programmatic areas and focuses on the following objectives:

  • To challenge unlawful detention of migrants in Malawi.
  • To challenge laws and policies which allow for stateless children.
  • Regional advocacy on xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

 

 

28 Apr 2018 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ZIMBABWEANS HAVE BEEN RETURNING HOME IN DROVES...

The Citizen The government is also considering ways to allow its expats to vote in elections. African News Agency reports that formerly exiled Zimbabweans have been returning home in droves since the ousting of former president Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwean President…

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19 Mar 2018 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
SALC IN THE NEWS: WHY AUSTRALIA’S OFFER OF HUMANITARIAN PROTECTION TO WHIT...

Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh The Daily Maverick Australia has detained asylum seekers for years on remote Pacific Ocean Island, Nauru, yet is now proclaiming to offer humanitarian protection to white South African farmers who face neither oppression nor persecution by their government.…

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28 Feb 2018 Staff Writer
Protection Frameworks for Refugees and Migrants in Southern Africa...

States guarantee basic human rights and ensure physical security for their citizens. However, when people become refugees these protections disappear. Refugees fleeing war or persecution become incredibly vulnerable. They lose the protection of their own state and often it is…

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17 Jan 2018 Staff Writer
SOUTH AFRICA/RWANDA: JUDICIAL REVIEW OF DECISION BY SOUTH AFRICA TO GRANT REFUGE...

This case concerns the judicial review of the decision of the South African authorities to grant refugee status to a former Rwandan general and suspected war criminal,Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, in June 2010. The case was brought by the Consortium for…

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06 Dec 2017 Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
SOUTH AFRICA: NATIONAL HEARING ON COHESION AND XENOPHOBIA IN SOUTH AFRICA...

Submission by the Southern Africa Litigation Centre to the South African Human Rights Commission in preparation for the national hearing on social cohesion and xenophobia in South Africa can be accessed here.

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30 Oct 2017 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ZIMBABWE: WHAT HOPE FOR DIASPORA VOTE IN 2018 ELECTIONS?...

The Daily Maverick In the past the constitution of Zimbabwe and other legal instruments were not providing for Zimbabweans abroad to vote. However, the 2013 Constitution makes provision for a diaspora vote but unfortunately the country is still to align…

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