Good Practices, Tools and Reference Material
Explore the various good practices, tools and reference material shared by States and other Stakeholders towards improving the fairness, efficiency, adaptability and integrity of asylum systems globally.
To search and contribute to the collection of good practices on other thematic areas, visit the Good Practices page on the GCR Digital Platform.
In Kenya, the responsibility for implementing the Refugees Act, 2006 (Refugees Act) and its Refugees (Reception, Registration and Adjudications) Regulations, 2009 lies with the Refugee Affairs Secretariat (RAS) in the Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government.
Asylum claims in Brazil are assessed by the National Committee for Refugees (Comitê Nacional para os Refugiados – Conare), within the Ministry of Justice and Public Security.
In March 2020, the Government of Philippine declared a public health emergency to prevent and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Refugee Appeals Authority of South Africa (RAASA), established by section 8A of the Refugees Act 130 of 1998 (as Amended) in 2020, functions as an independent administrative tribunal.
Philippines: Provision of free and accessible public legal assistance, counselling and representation to indigent persons of concern (POC)
In the Philippines, the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO), is the attached agency of the Department of Justice (DOJ) that provides indigent litigants free legal assistance, counselling and representation.
The Migration Service of the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure (hereafter the ‘Migration Service’) is the mandated body responsible for carrying out Refugee Status Determination (RSD) in Armenia in accordance with the Law on Refugees and Asylum.
The Philippine Government has assumed full responsibility over the protection of asylum-seekers, refugees and stateless persons, through the refugee status determination procedure established in 1998 and later expanding to include the stateless status determination procedure in 2012, under the Department of Justice (DOJ).
The Ghana Refugee Board (GRB), established under the Ghana Refugee Law of 1992, is the mandated agency for coordinating activities relating to the management and care of asylum-seekers and refugees in Ghana.
What is a good practice or tool?
What will a good practice or tool include?
Good Practices and tools will include successful initiatives, strategies, programs, projects, as well as resources/reference documents or technological solutions, that contribute to improving one or more of the fairness, efficiency, adaptability and integrity of an asylum system.
- Identifies and addresses a concrete gap in the asylum system through the most effective, efficient and sustainable use of resources.
- Reinforces the rights and meaningful participation of asylum seekers and refugees in the asylum process.
- Has innovative features and the potential to be adapted, replicated or broadened in scale.
- Reflects progress made on GRF pledges or commitments and advances the goals of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR).
- Contributes to longer and more sustainable development of national asylum/RSD capacity.
- Allows impact to be effectively measured e.g. by providing evidence-based results (quantitative/qualitative) or positive changes in status/trends as a result of applying the good practice/tool.
What are the benefits of sharing good practices and tools?
- Offers States and other stakeholders a way of showing progress towards the implementation of their GRF pledges on improving the functioning of the asylum system and their commitment towards the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR).
- Provides an opportunity to showcase the innovative initiatives and technology that are adopted to respond to specific situations or gaps in asylum system.
- Fosters learning, engagement and collaboration through replication, adaption or scaling up of successful good practices/tools, which is key in improving asylum systems and the protection space for refugees.
- Highlights the different ways States and other stakeholders use resources effectively and efficiently in improving asylum systems.
- Reduces duplication of efforts and ensures efficient use of time and resources. Why reinvent the wheel when one can build on already existing practices or tools?
Who can submit a good practice or tool?
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