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SALC STATEMENT: Mozambique detains three asylum seekers unlawfully for more than three months

SALC is concerned about the prolonged unlawful detention of three asylum seekers in Chimoio, the capital city of Manica province in central Mozambique. Despite alerting the authorities including the Instituto Nacional de Apoio ao Refugiado (INAR) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) about this situation, the asylum…
Staff Writer
Jul 31, 2018
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SALC IN THE NEWS: WHY AUSTRALIA’S OFFER OF HUMANITARIAN PROTECTION TO WHITE SA FARMERS IS DISTASTEFUL AND SMACKS OF RACISM

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. The racist undertones of Australia’s position is distasteful and has…
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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
Feb 28, 2018
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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.