The Legal Protection of the Rights of Children in Refugee Camps: A Case Study of Nakivale Refugees Camp

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2017-04
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Kampala International University, bachelors degree of laws
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This study sought to examine the legal protection of children rights in refugee camp in Nakivale refugee camp. The objectives of the study were; to examine the rights of legal framework for the protection of refugee child, to shows various reasons for the presence of these children in camp. to analyze the Refugee Law. whether it is effective in protecting the rights of children. t" critically look at the role played by both the International and Local Governments and non Governmental Organizations in ensuring these rights. The findings from the study revealed that the law in the Refugee Act 2006 guarantees the rights of children in refugee camp. The refugee Act provides that. recognized refugee shall be issued with an identity card in a prescribed form stating the refugee status for purposes of identification, The Refugee Act 2006 provides that. recognized refugee children enjoy the same rights to as nationals. The research findings found· out that the refugee law in Uganda has gaps which include; The Act contains a broad definition of members of the family that takes into considerations that realities of the African family units which include a spouse or spouses who are dependent on the refugee. The provision for any person depending on the refugee is potentially very wide. The definition of refugee is quite narrow and the definition of persecution is ambiguous, that it only includes any threat to life of freedom or serious violation of human rights. The refugees have no legal representation. they, lack better education in camps and sufficient medical care. The study recommends the following strategies: Refugees should be permitted freedom of movement. better schools to provide quality education built in the camps, and they should be given food and medical care. The government of Uganda should allow independent legal representatives to represent refugee Children whenever the need arises.
This study sought to examine the legal protection of children rights in refugee camp in Nakivale refugee camp. The objectives of the study were; to examine the rights of legal framework for the protection of refugee child, to shows various reasons for the presence of these children in camp. to analyze the Refugee Law. whether it is effective in protecting the rights of children. t" critically look at the role played by both the International and Local Governments and non Governmental Organizations in ensuring these rights. The findings from the study revealed that the law in the Refugee Act 2006 guarantees the rights of children in refugee camp. The refugee Act provides that. recognized refugee shall be issued with an identity card in a prescribed form stating the refugee status for purposes of identification, The Refugee Act 2006 provides that. recognized refugee children enjoy the same rights to as nationals. The research findings found· out that the refugee law in Uganda has gaps which include; The Act contains a broad definition of members of the family that takes into considerations that realities of the African family units which include a spouse or spouses who are dependent on the refugee. The provision for any person depending on the refugee is potentially very wide. The definition of refugee is quite narrow and the definition of persecution is ambiguous, that it only includes any threat to life of freedom or serious violation of human rights. The refugees have no legal representation. they, lack better education in camps and sufficient medical care. The study recommends the following strategies: Refugees should be permitted freedom of movement. better schools to provide quality education built in the camps, and they should be given food and medical care. The government of Uganda should allow independent legal representatives to represent refugee Children whenever the need arises.
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A Research Dissertation Submitted To the School Of Law in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of Bachelor Degree in Laws of Kampala International University
A Research Dissertation Submitted To the School Of Law in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of Bachelor Degree in Laws of Kampala International University
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Legal Protection of the Rights of Children, Legal Protection of the Rights of Children, Nakivale Refugees Camp, Nakivale Refugees Camp
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