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Refugee rights law: The building blocks

This section details provides a refugee rights leader with basic legal knowledge. Although the Toolkit is not in and of itself a textbook, it provides helpful links to legal information and guidance from external sources.

Legal services

This section provides a guide to managing, implementing and evaluating refugee legal services. Special emphasis is paid to refugee legal aid strategies and Refugee Status Determination procedures and protocols under either UNHCR or a government adjudicator.

Community legal empowerment

This section provides a guide to managing, implementing and evaluating community engagement and training with rights-based aims. Special attention is paid to the development of workshops, community action plans and community capacity building.

Policy advocacy

This section provides a guide to managing, implementing and evaluating campaigns aimed at ensuring institutions, laws, policies, and practices respect and promote refugee rights. Special attention is paid to common campaign strategies, and approaches to common audiences including UNHCR, other human rights bodies, and governments.

Strategic litigation

This section provides a guide to managing, implementing and evaluating strategic litigation cases that serve to improve jurisprudence and provide rights-based outcomes for the general refugee population.

Work Rights Programs

This section section provides a guide to design and implement refugee work rights program to improve refugee resiliency and livelihoods.