Exploring the Multiple Paradoxes and Challenges of Uganda’s Refugee Law, Policies and Practice

Talk presented at the Stellenbosch Instituteof Advanced Studies(STIAS),SOUTH AFRICA, Monday, October 28, 2019

32 Pages Posted: 24 Jun 2020

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J. Oloka-Onyango

Makerere University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

Uganda has garnered considerable international praise for its “open door” policies on refugees. This is particularly the case against the backdrop of a global context of growing physical and metaphorical walls being constructed against the phenomenon of migration, whether forced or voluntary. Nevertheless, such praise conceals a much more complex context of opportunistic strategizing, donor politics and regional geopolitical balancing. In sum, what is lauded as “progressive” is much more problematic and nuanced, especially with respect to the issue of local integration (particularly for long-term refugees), voluntary repatriation and the management and funding of refugee support.

Suggested Citation

Oloka-Onyango, Joe, Exploring the Multiple Paradoxes and Challenges of Uganda’s Refugee Law, Policies and Practice (2019). Talk presented at the Stellenbosch Instituteof Advanced Studies(STIAS),SOUTH AFRICA, Monday, October 28, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3615033 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3615033

Joe Oloka-Onyango (Contact Author)

Makerere University - Faculty of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 7062
Kampala
Uganda

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