New centre at UCT to offer refugee law training

11 Aug 2021 - 13:00

Judges, magistrates and lawyers across Africa are faced with matters pertaining to refugees and migrants, and the countries in which they find themselves. A new centre of excellence based at the University of Cape Town (UCT) aims to provide these officers and law practitioners with collaborative resources to make rulings, set precedence and establish justice.

On Thursday, 5 August 2021, an online ceremony was held to acknowledge the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Judicial Institute for Africa (JIFA) based at UCT, the International Association of Refugees and Migration Judges (IARMJ) represented by its African chapter, and the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

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