The Refugee Unit seeks to assist asylum-seekers and refugees with legal problems such as:
The Refugee Clinic is also involved in various advocacy projects. We have assisted in the training of Department of Home Affairs officials. We have also established relationships with the Black Sash and provide ongoing training for para-legals. Should any legal or NGO organisation need training on refugee matters, the Clinic is able to provide such a service. The Refugee Clinic also accepts applications for voluntary internships for a period of 3 months or longer.
The Refugee Clinic also works in association with NGO s to launch precedent setting applications in the High Court to ensure that asylum-seekers and refugees are afforded their full rights under the Constitution.
The clinic can only assist members of the public who are indigent and qualify on an income means test,and who do not have the financial resources to pay for an attorney.