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(Jun 12, 2013) The Government of Rwanda recently proposed legislation aimed at amending the country's refugee law, Law No. 34/2001 of July 5, 2001 [in French] (REFWORLD) and its amendment, Law No. 29/2006 of July 20, 2006, (REFWORLD). (James Karuhanga, Government Reviews Refugee Law, THE NEW TIMES (June 10, 2013).) If adopted, the legislation will accord refugees in Rwanda additional key protections. (
Another notable provision seeks to shield refugees from any penalty for illegal entry into or presence in Rwanda. (
Rwanda is currently hosting over 57,600 refugees, the majority of whom are from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in four camps: Gihembe, Kiziba, Nyabieke, and Kigame. (2013 UNHCR Country Operations Profile – Rwanda Working Environment, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees website (last visited June 10, 2013).)
|Author:||Hanibal Goitom More by this author|
|Topic:||Asylum More on this topic|
|Jurisdiction:||Rwanda More about this jurisdiction|
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Last updated: 06/12/2013