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The Right to Work: A Sustainable Solution for Refugees in Uganda
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

There are over 45 million people fleeing from their homes in the world today. Life asa refugee is full of challenges, one of them is to sustain your livelihood. A vital part of a sustainable livelihood is to earn your own living. There is a rigorous international framework for protecting the right to work. The aim of this thesis was to answer how this right is implemented in Uganda. Uganda hosts hundreds of thousands of refugees and is a fairly stable developing country in a very unstable part of Africa.

This thesis has investigated and analysed how Uganda is guarding the right to workfor refugees and compared it with the international framework. The thesis consists of legal research to establish the legal framework coupled with qualitative research to investigate how the right is implemented in the daily life of refugees.

Uganda has signed several important treaties protecting human rights and the right towork. The country has a progressive refugee legislation that has been acknowledged internationally for being extensive in its protection. Despite this, there are many challenges in the implementation of refugees’ entitled right to work in Uganda. The thesis found eight core challenges that impair refugees right to work. They are:

  • Work permits confusion
  • Limited knowledge on refugees right to work
  • Language barriers
  • Diploma translation costs
  • No minimum wage law
  • No Industrial Court
  • Difficulty to benefit from micro-financed loans
  • Discrimination

The government of Uganda has in many ways violated the international framework. There are several issues that need to be addressed right away. E.g. that the government do not know themselves if refugees need work permits or not, that there is no minimum wage law and that there is no functioning court with jurisdiction overlabour issues. Discrimination exists, but the preventive measures are lacking. The general situation in Uganda is a part of the problem, since the country struggle with weak institutions, corruption and high unemployment rates overall. These are challenges the Ugandan government needs to address urgently. As a developing country Uganda can only achieve so much on its own. The international community must take its responsibility and extend its trade and investments in Uganda to help improve the standard of society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , p. 34
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Law
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-45210OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-45210DiVA, id: diva2:842110
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Rättsvetenskap (juristprogrammet)
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Available from: 2015-07-16 Created: 2015-07-16 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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