Media release

High Court judgement on the protesters at the UNHCR offices in Pretoria

15 November 2019

14 November 2019

The South African Government has noted the ruling of the Gauteng High Court of South Africa (Gauteng Division, Pretoria) regarding the protesters gathered at the UNHCR regional offices in Pretoria. The protesters are prohibited from contravening the by-laws of the City of Tshwane and the laws of South Africa. The government urges the protesters to abide by the decision of the High Court.

South Africa is a constitutional democracy and a signatory to international instruments, which form part of Public International Law, and these  international instruments have been incorporated into our domestic law by the Refugees Act.

South Africa has the legal instruments for refugees to exercise their rights, secure protection, and successfully integrate into South African communities.

Enquiries: Phumla Williams - 083 501 0139

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