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South African legal aspect for voluntary repatriation of refugees

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dc.contributor.advisor Qasaymeh, Khaled Ahmed Mathebula, Dingaan Willem 2016-02-09T10:42:07Z 2016-02-09T10:42:07Z 2015-06 2016-02-09
dc.identifier.citation Mathebula, Dingaan Willem (2015) South African legal aspect for voluntary repatriation of refugees, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The dissertation investigates South Africa’s legal aspects pertaining to voluntary repatriation of refugees. The repatriation of Mozambican and Angolan refugees was referred to in order to examine the loopholes in the process of repatriating them. This study moreover examines whether the application of the cessation clause is in contravention of the principle of non-refoulement, which is intrinsically the cornerstone for voluntariness of repatriation. The analysis of international, regional and South Africa’s refugee protection framework demonstrates that South Africa affords refugees the protection required by international law. This has been compared with states’ practice and case law with regards to refugee protection in countries including Canada and the United Kingdom. Although South Africa, Canada and the United Kingdom have comprehensive legal framework governing refugees’ protection, refugees’ rights have been violated on numerous occasions. The dissertation consequently concludes that notwithstanding the presence of international, regional and domestic legislations, the rights of refugees are violated due to their vulnerability and the repatriation process ignores the principle of voluntariness on several occasions. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 130 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Refugees en
dc.subject Voluntary repatriation en
dc.subject Cessation en
dc.subject Non-refoulement en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.subject United Kingdom en
dc.subject Canada en
dc.subject.ddc 341.4860968
dc.subject.lcsh Repatriation -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Refoulement -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Refugees -- Government policy -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Human rights -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Asylum, Right of -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Emigration and immigration law -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Repatriation -- Canada en
dc.subject.lcsh Repatriation -- Great Britain en
dc.subject.lcsh Refugees -- Government policy -- Canada en
dc.subject.lcsh Refugees -- Government policy -- Great Britain en
dc.title South African legal aspect for voluntary repatriation of refugees en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Public, Constitutional, and International Law en LLM

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