Accem

Since 1991, Accem has worked to improve the living conditions of people in vulnerable situations, defending their human rights and ensuring equal opportunities regardless of race, creed, religion, gender or opinions. Accem works in 12 regions in Spain and provides specialized integral assistance and counselling to refugees, stateless persons, migrants and other groups at risk of social exclusion in Spain, towards the achievement of their full social integration. Accem develops programs around the field of reception, direct assistance, legal counselling, training and labour insertion.

Accem website

ADC Memorial

The mission of ADC Memorial is to defend the rights of victims of discrimination through a proactive response to human rights violations, including advocacy, legal assistance, human rights education, research, and publications. Our strategic Goals are: the eradication of all forms of discrimination; supporting adoption of anti-discrimination legislation; overcoming all forms of racism, homophobia and other minorities' rights violation and promoting human rights education. Our vision: is that the main condition in compliance with Human Rights principles should be non-discriminatory realisation of all the rights of each person. In the world of the future there should be no discrimination. Our aim is to protect the rights of minorities, migrants, stateless persons and other vulnerable people.

ADC Memorial website

Aditus Foundation

Aditus Foundation was established with a view to monitor, act and report on access to fundamental human rights by individuals and groups. Aditus Foundation was founded on the principles of the universality, interdependence and indivisibility of all fundamental human rights, and we strive to promote their understanding and application. As a generic human rights NGO, we work constantly to adopt a broad perspective for human rights in Malta, identifying themes such as non-discrimination and access to effective remedies. We also work towards highlighting the regional and international implications of human rights. Our main activities include the identification of priority areas, formulating advocacy strategies and working towards improvement in legal and administrative standards. We focus primarily on the Government of Malta, but also address the EU institutions, the UN, the Council of Europe and other relevant agencies. We remain in constant communication and cooperation with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental entities to maintain a comprehensive approach to our activities.

Aditus Foundation website

AIRE Centre

The AIRE Centre is an NGO whose mission is to promote awareness of European law rights and assist marginalised individuals and those in vulnerable circumstances to assert those rights.  We have two main activities: litigating cases before the European Court of Human Rights (as applicants’ representatives or as third-party interveners) and providing free legal advice to individuals and other advisers and lawyers, mainly on EU migration law.  We also carry out trainings and projects.  Our current focus areas include women’s rights, the rights of victims of human trafficking and of survivors of domestic violence and above all migrants’ rights.

AIRE Centre website

ASKV Refugee Support

ASKV Refugee Support is an Amsterdam-based organisation, providing legal assistance and social support (including shelter) to undocumented refugees. At present, every year hundreds of undocumented people make use of their daily walk-in legal and social advice clinics. ASKV has particular expertise in providing housing and guidance to refugees with psychiatric disorders. In addition to direct assistance, ASKV is a vocal advocate for refugee rights, both locally and nationally. ASKV organises Dutch language training for our clients, as well as regular awareness campaigns and discussion events for the broader public.

ASKV Refugee Support website

Association for Legal Intervention

The mission of the Association for Legal Intervention (Stowarzyszenie Interwencji Prawnej) is to combat social exclusion through provision of free legal advice to people whose rights and freedoms are threatened or violated, mainly refugees and immigrants in Poland. They support migrants and refugees in their struggles for legal residence, international protection and throughout the process of integration. They strive to influence policy and law at the national as well as international lever through research, advocacy and strategic litigation.

Association for Legal Intervention website

Associazione per gli Studi Giuridici sull’Immigrazione

ASGI, founded in 1990, has four main aims. Firstly, to promote information, research and training on legal issues concerning immigration, statelessness, asylum, citizenship and discrimination, in Italy and with reference to EU and international legislations. Secondly, to formulate proposals for legislation and policy changes and promote advocacy at national, EU and international level. Thirdly to promote strategic litigation and provide legal advice. Fourthly, to cooperate with other organizations at national, EU and international level in view of the above mentioned objectives. ASGI is composed of 250 members, mainly lawyers, legal practitioners and scholars. Local sections are active in Northern, Central and Southern Italy.

Associazione per gli Studi Giuridici sull’Immigrazione website

Asylkoordination

Asylkoordination, Austria was founded in 1991 as a coordinating body bringing together 40 organisations working with refugees, migrants and human rights across Austria. It engages with the national authorities, UNHCR and other actors in a bid to achieve about its aims. Its current activities include awareness-raising projects, research on the asylum systems in Austria, and advocacy activities.

Asylkoordination website

Asylum Aid

Asylum Aid has been representing refugees through the UK asylum process for thirty years as well as advocating on behalf of asylum seekers for a better, fairer process in the UK. We are now part of the Helen Bamber group, a charity that specialises in providing care and support for torture survivors.

Asylum Aid has had a specialist focus on Statelessness for the past fifteen years and campaigned alongside ENS for the UK Statelessness process to be created. We have continued to represent statelessness applicants through this process and hope to campaign for legal aid funding in the future.

Asylum Aid website

Asylum Protection Centre (Centar za zaštitu i pomoć tražiocima azila)

ASYLUM PROTECTION CENTER (APC) was founded in 2007 and from the very beginning of the asylum system in Serbia (2008) it has been providing legal, psychosocial and interaction/integration aid to exiles, asylum seekers and persons who have been granted asylum or other protection in the Republic of Serbia (also focusing on children and youth, providing legal, psychosocial, interaction/integration aid to minors, unaccompanied minors and youth). APC is recognised by the Strategy of the Government of the Republic of Serbia on the Management of Migration as an organization that provides legal and other assistance to asylum seekers in the system in Serbia (Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia no. 59/2009.). APC is a member of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), and it is a unique organization which in its daily field work, provides comprehensive support to asylum seekers ranging from free legal aid to psychological, social, interaction/integration assistance and works, all through APC teams of lawyers, psychologists, social workers, educators, volunteers, interns and translators – in all places where asylum seekers are situated throughout Serbia. Activities of the APC as grass root organization are reflected through our strong presence and engagement at local levels in local communities, in order to establish a dialogue and interaction between asylum seekers/refugees/exiles and local citizens; primarily through the organization of public local events, exhibitions, fairs, asylum corners, interaction/integration, creative and other workshops, round tables, work of APC local networks of volunteers and APC interns, cultural mediators support and other events and activities in local communities, as well as through numerous collaborations with local governments, organizations, institutions, schools, local cultural and youth centers. APC political scientists and researchers actively work in the field of research and advocacy, using extensive APC experience and field data, in order to get to the root of issues and problems of the migration, asylum system and refugees, strengthening and spreading information to the wider general and local public and experts, advocating and fighting to reduce prejudice and xenophobia in local and general public thus building more tolerant and inclusive society in Serbia.

Asylum Protection Centre (Centar za zaštitu i pomoć tražiocima azila) website