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Publications of the International Refugee Rights Initiative related to Refugee Law & Policy:

David Kigozi, What will the Status of Refugees in an East African Federation Be? EACSOF newsletter, October 2015

Botswana: Repatriating Eritreans Without Access to Asylum Procedure Would Violate International Law and Could Amount to Refoulement, 16 October 2015

“I was left with nothing”: “Voluntary” departures of asylum seekers from Israel to Rwanda and Uganda, September 8, 2015

Read the press coverage of the report:
- Lucy Hovil, “Israel: Refugees not Welcome,” 21 September 2015
- The Guardian article
- Radio France International Interview
- Al Jazeera article
- Al Jazeera TV report (not available in U.S.)
- Fulton News article
- University of Oxford’s Border Criminologies article

South Sudanese refugees in Adjumani District, Uganda: Telling a new story, July 2015

With camps limiting many refugees, the UNHCR’s policy change is welcome, 2 October, 2014

“It is a joke”. Ongoing conflict and controversies over "return" in Sudan's Darfur region, 17 July, 2014

IRRI Submits Evidence on UK and International Engagement with South Sudan, 3 July, 2014

The International Refugee Rights Initiative and the Fahamu Refugee Programme announce merger, 1 July 2014

Exile without End? The Struggle to Belong in Africa’s Great Lakes Region, 26 April 2014

Conflict in South Sudan: Refugees seek protection in Uganda and a way home, 2 April 2014

Journalists Reporting on Refugee Issues Detained in the Gambia, 17 January 2014

Discussing Refugee Rights on Human Rights Day, 7 January 2014

Comparison of the Kampala Convention and the IDP Protocol of the Great Lakes Pact, January 2014 (En français)

From refugee to returnee to asylum seeker: Burundian refugees struggle to find protection in the Great Lakes region, November 2013

Lucy Hovil and Theodore Mbazumutima, "Tanzania's Mtabila Camp Finally Closed," December 2012

IRRI Conducts Civil Society Workshop on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Displacement in Kinshasa, September 2012.

IRRI Organizes Workshop on Democracy, Governance and Youth, September 2012.

Lucy Hovil, Gender, Transitional Justice, and Displacement: Challenges in Africa’s Great Lakes Region, August 2012.

Lucy Hovil, “The Nexus between Displacement and Transitional Justice: A Gender-Justice Dimension”, in Transitional Justice and Displacement, published by the Social Science Research Council, August 2012.

International Refugee Rights Initiaitive and Rema Ministries, "An urgent briefing on the situation of Burundian refugees in Mtabila camp in Tanzania," August 2012.

Lucy Hovil, "The Nexus between Forced Migration and Transitional Justice" in Where Law Meets Reality Forging African Transitional Justice, Edited by Moses Chrispus Okello, Chris Dolan, Undine Whande, Nokukhanya Mncwabe, Levis Onegi, Stephen Oola, July 2012. Available for puchase here.

"Mass Removal of Rwandans from Ugandan Refugee Settlements," Press Statement by the International Refugee Rights Initiative and the Refugee Law Project, 15 July 2010.

"Naturalisation of Burundian refugees in Tanzania: A new home?," April 29, 2010.

Who Belongs Where? Conflict, Displacement, Land and Identity in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo,” March 2010.

"Sound alarm bells over forced repatriation," January 2010.

"Congolese in Danger of Being Deported from Botswana," Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 5, November 2009.

Recommendations of the Civil Society Meeting on African Union mechanisms and the Protection of Refugee, IDP and Citizenship Rights, Final communique co-hosted by IRRI, October 2009

"World Refugee Survey 2009: Limited Progress on Refugee Rights in Africa," Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 4, June 2009

"World Refugee Day Celebrations in Africa—Civil Society Initiatives," Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 4, June 2009

"Repatriation or Else: Closing the Mtabila Refugee Camp in Tanzania," Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 4, June 2009

NGOs submitted a statement in response to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees' Note on International Protection to the Standing Committee during its 45th Meeting, joint NGO statement coordinated by IRRI, June 2009.

"South Africa Attempts to Help Zimbabwe Migrants through New Permit System," Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2009.

"Toil and Trouble: Accusations of Witchcraft as a Protection Issue,"Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2009

"The Situation for Somali Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Kenya Worsens," Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2009

"New Emergency Transit Centre in Romania Helps Stranded Darfurian Refugees," Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2009

NGO statement to the Standing Committee of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme during its 44th Meeting, 3-5 March 2009

"Can the ICGLR IDP Protocol Help Reduce the Impact of Development-Induced Displacement in Uganda?" Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2009

"Negotiating the Way Home: A Difficult Path for Returning Burundians," Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2009

"Kakuma Refugee Camp Residents Launch Newsletter and Blog," Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2009

"What About Us? The Situation of Displaced Persons in the Great Lakes Region – NY event," Refugee Rights News, Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2009

"The Great Lakes Pact and the Rights of Displaced People: A Guide for Civil Society," 19 September 2008

"It's Like You Don't Exist': Foreigners still searching for solutions two months after the xenophobic violence in South Africa," Refugee Rights News, Volume 4, Issue 5, July 2008.

"Somalia: A Humanitarian Crisis Disregarded," Refugee Rights News, Volume 4, Issue 5, July 2008.

"South Africans, Foreigners and the Dynamics of Identity in South Africa," Refugee Rights News, Volume 4, Issue 4, June 2008.

"Great Lakes Pact Enters Into Force," Refugee Rights News, Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2008.

"Seeking Durable Solutions for Burundian Refugees in Tanzania," Refugee Rights News, Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2008.

"Refugee Protests Derailed in Ghana," Refugee Rights News, Volume 4, Issue 2
April 2008.

"Repatriating the Kibati Group: Some Return, but Solutions Remain Elusive" Refugee Rights News, Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2008.

"Thousands of Kenyans Displaced as Election Outrage Unearths Festering Ethnic Tensions" Refugee Rights News, Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2008.

"By the Grace of God: Insecurity and Empowerment in a West African Refugee Camp," by Jennifer Rumbach (IRRI intern - Spring 2007), 15 May 2007.

"Enhancing Protection of Displaced Populations: Translating the Great Lakes Peace Pact into Action," April 2007.

"The Darfur Peace Agreement: What hope for the displaced?" Refugee Rights News, Volume 3, Issue 2, July 2006.

"Perspectives on Refoulement in Africa," Presentation to the Canadian Council for Refugees in Toronto, June 2006.

"Refugees Killed in Cairo Protest," Refugee Rights News, Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2006.

"Internal Flight in Sudan: UNHCR issues new policy guidance," Refugee Rights News, Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2006.

"Refugees or Illegal Immigrants? Rwandan Asylum Seekers in Burundi," Refugee Rights News, Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2006.

"When Going Home is a Tough Choice," Refugee Rights News, Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2006.

"IRRI Condemns Cairo Attack," Press Release, January 2, 2006.

"Annual Refugee Course in Tanzania Trains Advocates," Refugee Rights News, Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2005.

"Sudanese Refugees Take to the Streets in Cairo," Refugee Rights News, Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2005.

"Liberian Elections Exclude IDPs," Refugee Rights News, Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2005.

"Advocating Against Forced Displacement in Zimbabwe," Refugee Rights News, Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2005.

"Rwanda, Burundi Refugee Deportation Causes Uproar," Refugee Rights News, Volume 2, Issue 2, July 2005.

"Kenya, Uganda Act Tough on Refugees," Refugee Rights News, Volume 2, Issue 2, July 2005.

"Eleven Years on Rwandans Continue to Flee," Refugee Rights News, Volume 2, Issue 1, May 2005.

"No Forcible Return of Refugees to Rwanda," 10 March 2005.

"Safe, Sustainable Return for Rwandese Refugees in the Great Lakes: Ten principles," 10 March 2005.

"International Conference on the Great Lakes: New Hope for Refugees," Refugee Rights News, Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2004.

"Helping Refugees Communicate: Why the bother?" Refugee Rights News, Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2004.

"Advocates in South Africa Help Ease the Plight of Zimbabwean Asylum Seekers" Refugee Rights News, Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2004.

"Protect Refugees and Build Peace: Great Lakes NGOs Shout Loud," Refugee Rights News, Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2004.

"Violence and Political Instability in the DRC: Putting the Breaks on Refugee Repatriation," Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2004.

"Anywhere But Here: Refugee Processing Centers in Libya," Refugee Rights News, Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2004.