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The Legal Problems of Refugees

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Feb 12, 2016 / 0 Comments

Like other vulnerable people, refugees are likely to encounter legal problems. These problems are often linked directly to their displacement, but also reflect general problems poor people encounter related to family, civil, and criminal matters.


The longer the displacement, the more legal problems that tend to arise, especially those problems that are less closely linked to displacement.  And these problems begin to strain local institutions.  The Ministry of Justice has reported increased caseloads of 84 percent in Mafraq, 77 percent in Irbid and 50 percent in Amman, all of which are areas with considerable refugee populations.


Continue reading this article on Brookings Institute’s blog

Paul Prettitore

Senior Public Sector Specialist, World Bank.


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