USCRI is committed to upholding the rights of refugees. These rights are based on international laws and treaties that allow for recognition before the law, freedom of movement, and the ability to become self-reliant through work and educational opportunity. Our Warehousing Campaign calls attention to these rights when they are violated by host countries and the international community. As part of this campaign and as a commitment to international standards, USCRI partners with more than 400 civil society groups around the world to advocate for the rights of displaced people and those who are migrating.
This report is a joint effort with the support of four NGOs in the region: the Asociación de Consultores y Asesores Internacionales (ACAI) from Costa Rica, the Instituto Migrações e Direitos Humanos (IMDH) from Brazil, Sin Fronteras IAP from Mexico, and la Facultad de Derecho y el Consultorio Jurídico de la Universidad de los Andes from Colombia. The report focuses on national systems of Refugee Status Determination (RSD) in five countries: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Mexico; and provides a review of national frameworks centering attention on due process, access to information, appeals mechanisms and abbreviated RSD Procedures.