Changing the face of refugee protection? The Kenyan High Court affirms the right to dignity and freedom of movement of refugees

Published: 1/Nov/2013
Source: International Refugee Rights Initiative

Kenya’s High Court has just delivered a ground breaking judgement on the rights of refugees with implications for hundreds of thousands in Kenya. Affirming the right to freedom of movement and the prima facie right of refugees to live in urban areas, the Court put the right to dignity for refugees back at the heart of refugee protection. For an international refugee protection regime under threat, this inspiring judgement is also a timely reminder of what the priorities should be—and a call to arms for refugee advocates to think differently about what matters.

Read more (IRRI website).

Themes: Nationality and Refugees
Regions: East Africa, Kenya
Year: 2013