Asylum and Social Inclusion of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Immigrants in Brazil

Written by Natália Medina Araújo (Federal University of West Bahia) and Patrícia Ramos Barros / October 2023

This Policy Brief examines Migration and Asylum Governance Instruments that are affecting asylum, refugeehood and socio-economic inclusion, especially the right to decent work. It analyses the main policy challenges characterizing the arrival of immigrants and refugees from the Global South in the last decade that spurred a series of innovative responses, including the creation of Operation Welcome and the prima facie recognition of Venezuelan refugees. The Policy Brief outlines the main results of fieldwork research conducted in Brazil. It then provides a set of policy recommendations aimed at promoting protection and social inclusion of refugees in Brazil, and ensuring the implementation of rights that are already protected both by international and national legal standards.