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Refugee Rights Turkey

Refugee Rights Turkey is an independent human rights organization based in Istanbul, which provides legal information and assistance services to asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants, organizes trainings and generates reference materials for lawyers and NGO workers, and advocates for improvements in Turkey’s legislation and policy concerning the legal protection of refugees and migrants in line with international standards. From 2005 to 2015, the organization existed by the name of ‘Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly – Refugee Advocacy and Support Program’ (HCA-RASP). As of March 2015 it was formally transitioned into a new organizational framework and rebranded Refugee Rights Turkey. It remains a leading civil society voice on refugee and migrant protection issues in Turkey and internationally.