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Video Release: the realities of statelessness in East Africa

Published: 31 Oct 2019

  “A stateless life is a worrisome life,” says Mohammed Suleiman Ali from Tanzania’s Comorian community. Mohammed is not alone. Tens of thousands are affected by, or at risk of, statelessness in East Africa. Discriminatory laws, legal gaps and problematic administrative practices have left a number of communities unable to access citizenship or prove their…

Open Letter: the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights urged to address serious and systematic human rights violations in Cameroon

Published: 29 Oct 2019

  H.E Solomon Dersso, Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights   CC: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Chairman of the African Union  Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union Commission Banjul, The Gambia, 25 October 2019 Your Excellency, We, a coalition…

Opportunities! Volunteer editors for Rights in Exile newsletter

Published: 29 Oct 2019

  Be a part of our editorial team! The Rights in Exile Newsletter (formerly the Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter) is a free public resource for legal assistance providers, refugees, and others interested in refugee legal assistance. The newsletter is a monthly digital publication updating aspects of refugee legal aid so that legal aid providers can stay…

Why Tanzania shouldn’t force Burundian refugees to return

Published: 18 Oct 2019

  Forcing Burundian refugees in Tanzania to leave the country is not only problematic legally, it could also sow the seeds for renewed conflict and displacement in Burundi. At the end of August, the Burundian and Tanzanian governments jointly announced that the 183,000 Burundian refugees would be repatriated. While such a large-scale operation has yet…

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IRRI’s 2017 Annual Report  highlights  our work in a year of significant achievement for us, as we continued to work on our three main programmatic areas of: -identifying the violations that cause displacement and exile; -protecting the rights of those who are displaced, and -ensuring resolutions to their displacement are durable, rights respecting, safe and timely. The…

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Rights In Exile

The Rights in Exile Programme promotes the legal protection of refugees, globally by centralizing resources for legal assistance providers and refugees themselves.

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A resource for all those working to ensure respect for the right to a nationality and an end to statelessness on the African continent.

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