“Everyone has the right to a nationality”

Consiglio Italiano per i Rifugiati

Consiglio Italiano per i Rifugiati (CIR), founded in 1990, is an independent, humanitarian and non profit-making organisation, under the patronage of UNHCR. CIR works with the aim of empowering actions in defense of refugees and asylum seekers' rights in Italy, in particular in favour of vulnerable groups of people such as women, victims of gender violence, unaccompanied minors and victims of torture. Among its members CIR counts important humanitarian associations, the main Italian trade unions and national and international research institutes. CIR has been carrying out extensive lobbying activity with Parliament and the Government to pass a national comprehensive law on asylum. CIR provides social protection and legal assistance to refugees and asylum seekers at its main office in Rome and through its offices all over Italy.