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PERSPECTIVE ARTICLE

Refugees and refugee applicants’ voices in Brazilian cities

Laís Gonzales de Oliveira1*
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1 Municipal Attorney of Nuporanga, State of São Paulo, graduated from Law School of Ribeirão Preto/University of São Paulo, Brazil
IJPS 2023, 9(3), 84–97; https://doi.org/10.36922/ijps.438
Submitted: 3 January 2023 | Accepted: 25 August 2023 | Published: 21 September 2023
© 2023 by the Author(s). This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution -Noncommercial 4.0 International License (CC-by the license) ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ )
Abstract

This paper provides an analysis of the struggles faced by refugees and refugee applicants as they seek recognition and the effectiveness of their rights within Brazilian cities, particularly focusing on full political participation at the municipal level. Employing juridical-sociological research methods, including theoretical bibliographical research and critical analysis, it is concluded that the formal recognition of the right to the city holds significant relevance, serving both as a catalyst for the concrete realization of these rights and as a means to affirm the identity of individuals involved. Although the law may result in the maintenance of injustices, the institutionalized means of participation should not be abandoned but reconstructed.

Keywords
Refugee
Citizenship
Right to the city
Political participation
Brazil
Funding
None.
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