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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 their own government that is persecuting them. If third countries…
Staff Writer
28 Feb 2018
Focus areasFocus countriesInternational Criminal JusticeRefugee and Migrant RightsSouth Africa

SALC IN THE NEWS: COURT CHALLENGE AGAINST DECISION TO GRANT ASYLUM TO RWANDAN WAR CRIMES SUSPECT

Universal Jurisdiction News Judicial review proceedings are ongoing against a decision by the South African Department of Home Affairs to grant asylum to former Rwandan army general and suspected war criminal, Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa. Among other allegations, in February 2008 Nyamwasa was indicted by a Spanish judge for war crimes allegedly committed while…
Staff Writer
18 Jun 2013