Aside from working papers and seminars the RLP produces a range of publications for multiple purposes. The research is targeted at a range of audiences (eg academia, government officials or the public) and aims to produce information quickly on time-sensitive issues. These result in special reports compiled either through individual consultancies or for external publications, including briefing notes that represent immediate but preliminary observations from the field, letters sent to the national newspapers or advocacy briefs that attempt to bring attention to specific thematic areas.
In this paper, the authors outline UK law on deoportation before considering some limited data on deportations from the UK to Uganda. Finally, we suggest some of the costs that should taken into account.
Chris Dolan, Liza Schuster & Matt Merefield Download this Report
This paper offers an overview of the international legal instruments governing deportation, before then looking at the tension between these and instruments that have developed at a regional level - specifically Europe. We conclude by pointing out some gaps in these instruments.
Lena Karamanidou & Liza Schuster Download this Report
Citizenship and Displacement in the Great Lakes Region. Working Paper No. 4, June 2010
This paper examines why one group of Rwandan refugees, those living in Nakivale settlement in Uganda's southwest, refuse to return. The push factors are considerable. Despite the official emphasis on voluntariness, refugees are feeling under considerable pressure from the governments of Uganda and Rwanda and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to repatriate, in particular as a result of the announcement of "deadlines" for repatriation. Rwandan refugees told of how they have had their land re-allocated to Congolese refugees, have seen their rations reduced and are no longer allowed access to some social services available to other refugees. Many live in constant fear of being forcibly repatriated and some have resorted to hiding their belongings and sleeping in the bush.
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International Refugee Rights Initiative, Refugee Law Project and Social Science Research Council