Towards the Harmonization of Immigration and Refugee Law in SADC

Published: 1/Jan/2004
Source: Southern African Migration Project (SAMP)

By Jonathan Klaaren and Bonaventure Rutinwa

The report … is divided into five separate thematic chapters. The first three chapters consider issues that are foundational to the efficient working of any immigration regime: citizenship and registration law. The final two chapters focus more centrally on immigration and refugee law. These are the meat of the report. However, it is argued that harmonization of practices and standards in the first two areas would not only improve and simplify management but would also facilitate the process of harmonizing immigration, migration and refugee law. This summary therefore follows the structure of the report as a whole by presenting the major findings and recommendations under each heading.


Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Acquisition by children, Birth Registration, Naturalisation and Marriage, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Southern Africa
Year: 2004