Pro bono support to realise the non-refoulement principle for Congolese refugee detained in the US

The case of Mr. L is presented in this article. Mr. L has been recognized as a refugee by the Brazilian Government and yet had to fight against deportation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. According to the non-refoulement principle, no one should be returned to a country where they could face inhumane treatment. Through pro bono support, Mr. L filed a writ of mandamus and has had protection granted.

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  • Organization: Mattos Filho
  • Date Created: May 16, 2019
  • Last Updated: June 05, 2019
  • United States
  • Brazil
  • International Pro Bono Projects
  • Congo (Dem Rep.)