Refugee and Immigration Law


Final Level, half course, first semester, two lectures per week.

9 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8

Convener: Associate Professor F Khan

Course entry requirements: All Preliminary and Intermediate Level courses to have been completed.

Course outline:

This course will focus primarily on the basic criteria for the attainment, denial and withdrawal of refugee status and the rights and treatment of refugees in accordance with the South African Refugees Act (130 of 1998) and other relevant legislation and international instruments. A comprehensive analysis of the South African Refugees Act as well as relevant sections of the Immigration Act (13 of 2002) will be undertaken. Furthermore case-law of the international, regional and national courts will provide an understanding of how refugee law is interpreted and implemented in South Africa as well as in other jurisdictions.

DP requirements: None

Assessment: One final examination (3 hours) 100%.