What says ‘African’ more than an African court declaring a person’s right to belong to an African state? The African Court of Human and People’s Rights did just that when it ordered a man’s nationality to be restored after being deprived his Tanzanian nationality, expelled from the country and refused the right to have his … More Africa Day – the right to belong to an African state!
For any young Sotho and Tswana people dreaming to one day fall in love and get married like Prince Harry and Meghan, the law will be on their side … as long as they’re not of the same sex. … More Two people fell in love and we all showed up the law allowed them to marry
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 formerly registering it. However, displacement occurs when the land is formerly 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?