Excluding refugees from the right to work as private security providers simply because they are refugees will inevitably foster a climate of xenophobia which will be harmful to refugees and inconsistent with the overall vision of our Constitution. As a group that is by definition vulnerable, the impact of discrimination of this sort can be damaging in a significant way. In reaching this conclusion it is important to bear in mind that it is not only the social stigma which may result from such discrimination, but also the material impact that it may have on refugees.
Today’s Business Day carries an interesting opinion piece on defamation and the Ronald Suresh Roberts case. It makes some of the same points made on this Blog last week. So far no one has stepped forward to defend Mr Roberts or to attack the judge. Why not?BACK TO TOP