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United Nations: Global Strategy to End Detention of Refugees Includes Suggested Legal Reforms

(July 10, 2014) On July 3, 2014, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a global strategy designed to encourage countries to end the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons who arrive at their borders. The strategy is in response to the fact that, as the UNHCR observed, many […]

Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the: Agreement Concluded on Movement and Settlement of Nationals

(June 9, 2014) On June 3, 2014, the Republic of the Congo (often called Congo-Brazzaville for its capital) and its neighbor, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (or DRC), signed an agreement on the movement and settlement of people and property between the two nations. The concord was made at the end of the meeting […]

Burundi: New Land Law Raises Controversy

(Jan. 27, 2014) Burundi recently issued a decree on the structure of the National Commission on Land and Other Assets (CNTB), increasing its authority; the move has been criticized by members of one political party and by outside organizations. Those opposing it have said it is unconstitutional and in violation of the 2000 Arusha Accord […]