Thursday, September 4, 2014
Asylum Access and the Refugee Work Rights Coalition are excited to launch our Global Refugee Work Rights Report 2014: Taking the Movement from Theory to Practice. The report examines the laws, policies and practices pertaining to refugee work rights in 15 countries around the globe, affecting a total of 30% of the world’s refugee population. The findings reveal that almost half of the 15 countries examined have a complete legal bar to refugee employment. In the countries where some legal right to work exists, significant de-facto barriers to employment, like strict encampment, exorbitant permit fees or widespread discrimination, undermine refugees’ ability to access lawful employment.