The Mental Health of Refugees in Prison, a case-study from Western Uganda

This study looked at the mental wellbeing of refugees in prisons located in Western Uganda. It highlights the importance of understanding of refugee inmates' mental wellbeing so as to provide them with adequate and prompt services. The study was conducted in prisons in the western districts of Uganda namely of Masindi, Hoima, Kyegegwa, Fort Portal, Mbarara and Isingiro.

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“Courts can never solve problems in the community!”

This research provides information on informal structures within refugee communities, the processes they follow and nature of cases they handle. It highlights the benefits and challenges that refugees encounter when using these systems and provides recommendations. This study will guide relevant stakeholders on critical areas for intervention. The study understands informal justice systems to include persons or bodies that are involved in resolving disputes but are not part of the judiciary as established by law, and that the procedures or structures of these persons or bodies are not based on any statutory law.

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The Impact of Deportation: Some Reflections on Current Practice

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             

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Baseline Survey Report on Access to Justice for Forced Migrants

This baseline survey conducted in November to December 2012 was intended to guide activity implementation for the Access to Justice Project for forced migrants funded by Democratic Governance Facility in the districts of Mbarara, Isingiro, Hoima, Masindi and Kiryandongo. The survey was carried out to explore access to justice realities in order to inform RLP’s project implementation and ensure provision of need based services. The findingsfrom the study will also inform the Justice, Law and Order Sector on critical areas for intervention.

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Deportation in International and Regional Law

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             

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