South Africa: Challenging Abusive Detention Practices in Court 

Refugee rights groups are pursuing legal action against South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs in response to what it claims are unlawful arrests, detentions, and deportations of new asylum applicants. They denounce these practices as a violation of human rights, the country’s Constitution, and international law, including the principle of non-refoulement. A coalition of NGOs […]

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People crossing the border between South Africa and Zimbabwe near the Beitbridge border post (Source: Aljazeera,

Trapped Between Borders: Tunisia’s Alarming Treatment of Sub-Saharan Migrants 

Tunisia has come under renewed criticism from rights groups after authorities rounded up sub-Saharan migrants and asylum seekers and forcefully relocated them to a buffer zone between the Tunisian and Libyan border. Videos shared online show men, women, and children–some with injuries–stranded close to the sea, reportedly without any food or water.  Surging Discrimination  According […]

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