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Access to Justice for Rohingya and Host Community in Cox's Bazar

Since 2017 over 900,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh as they flee violence and persecution in Myanmar. This influx of refugees has transformed Cox’s Bazar district for both the Bangladeshi host community and the smaller population of registered refugees. 

This report based on the findings of a IRC commissioned an assessment that aimed at improving the understanding of key factors affecting the new arrivals as well as the established refugee community and the host community to access justice systems.

The report outlines and examines:

  • current context, the existing legal framework of the Rohingya in Bangladesh and key actors with influencing access to justice mechanisms;
  • current processes in which civil status documentation is obtained before defining common grievances, the drivers of such conflicts and how they are addressed through the formal and informal systems;
  • the barriers and challenges to accessing justice and potential ways forward.

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