In Zambia rural people are being displaced from customary land where some have lived for generations—Zambian law entitles those who live on land managed by traditional rulers to do so without formally registering it. However, displacement occurs when the land is formally registered by the traditional authorities, converted from customary to statutory land and allocated … More Whose land is it anyway?
If UK immigration policy can blunt the protections offered by the law, what hope is there for strengthening fairness and the rule of law in less democratic jurisdictions across the common law world? … More Has the ‘hostile environment’ dented English law’s reputation for fairness?
The hostile environment both fails to successfully tackle illegal immigration and makes life difficult for the very people who are instrumental to preventing illegal immigration by developing their homelands. … More The Hostile Environment: an expensive own goal?
Illegal migrants crossing into Europe from sub-Saharan Africa are most vulnerable to abuse and exploitation simply because of their skin colour … More Dreaming of Europe—the plight of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa’s national legislation incorporates the basic principles of refugee protection, including freedom of movement, the right to work, and access to basic social services. Below, we review some of the programmes put in place by the South African government to combat the effects of xenophobia and address the plight of immigrants. White Paper on … More Do South Africa’s laws embrace the interests of migrants?
about 50% of those surveyed from African countries said equal rights for women were important…at least 40% of the labor force in sub-Saharan Africa is female. … More International Women’s Day: women’s rights in Africa!
With an estimated 1.6 million foreign-born individuals living in South Africa in 2016, those sentenced for contact crimes make up only 0.21% of the migrant community. This is hardly sound basis for blaming all migrants for the increase in crime … More Xenophobia in South Africa: Are migrants to blame for the increase in crime?
Recognising that UK law is compatible with the law in many jurisdictions, the ILBF’s goal is to equip students, lawyers and judges with resources to help the rule of law flourish and support access to justice for all. … More From Nepal to Uganda: How one UK charity is supporting the rule of law through book donations.