2008

Loi relative à la citoyenneté économique en Union des Comores, 2008

Published: 3/Dec/2008

Art 1: “L’acquisition de la citoyenneté économique par décision de l’autorité publique résulte d’une décision accordée à la demande d’une personne majeure ayant la qualité de partenaire économique du Gouvernement des Comores” Télécharger (Al Watwan, p.2): Loi relative à la…

A Right or a Privilege: Access to Identity and Citizenship in Zimbabwe

Published: 1/Dec/2008
Source: Research and Advocacy Unit, Harare

By Rumbidzai Dube Identity documents are tags reflective of an individual’s history and heritage. Without identity documents individuals fall into a bureaucratic limbo as procedures for telling who they are, where they are from, and to whom they are connected…

The Invisible Refugee Camp: Durable Solutions for Boreah ‘Residuals’ in Guinea

Published: 1/Dec/2008
Source: Journal of Refugee Studies

Lacy Andrews Gale Journal of Refugee Studies Vol. 21, No. 4 [2008]. doi:10.1093/jrs/fen040 What happens when refugees do not repatriate post-conflict? For those who remain in refugee camps, the remaining, durable solutions of resettlement and local integration may be neither…

Human Rights in Western Sahara and in the Tindouf Refugee Camps

Published: 1/Dec/2008
Source: Human Rights Watch

This report is in two parts. Part one examines present-day human rights conditions in Western Sahara. Part two examines present-day human rights conditions in the Sahrawi refugee camps administered by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el-Hamra and…

Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment No.19 Bill

Published: 27/Nov/2008

3rd draft of the proposed new text for the constitutional amendments to form a government of national unity (not the version finally adopted).. Download file: here

Gambia Refugee Act 2008

Published: 17/Nov/2008

The Gambia Refugee Act adopts the definition of a refugee from the 1951 Refugee Convention and the OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee. The Act also includes protection of stateless refugees within its definition, including any person “not…

Going Home or Staying Home: Ending Displacement for Burundian Refugees in Tanzania

Published: 13/Nov/2008
Source: International Refugee Rights Initiative

This paper focuses on issues of belonging and exclusion for refugees who fled Burundi in the early 1970s and sought  refuge in Tanzania. More than three decades later, and with a peace agreement ending active hostilities in Burundi, “durable solutions”…