(Chad/Refugee Rights) Chad Adopts Law Protecting Refugee Rights (Mary Rizk, Human Rights Pulse)

On 23 December 2020, Chad adopted its first asylum law to protect the almost 500,000 refugees living in the country. The new law guarantees refugees’ right to work, to move freely in the country, and to access healthcare, education, and justice. The legislative move makes Chad the first country in Central Africa to honour its pledge at last year’s Global Refugee Forum to improve the social and economic conditions of refugees.