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 is an Amsterdam-based organisation providing legal assistance and social support to rejected asylum seekers in the Netherlands. Over the past thirty years, ASKV has supported undocumented migrants with a refugee background by providing shelter, legal and social assistance, daytime activities, and vocational training. Within the organisation there is a dedicated focus on direct assistance to stateless persons and we work on structural improvements in their situation including through strategic litigation, research and awareness campaigns. ASKV is a vocal advocate for refugee and stateless rights, both locally and nationally and engages in direct policy advocacy for durable improvements in Dutch policy. ASKV’s multifaceted approach to assistance and support for undocumented (stateless) refugees ultimately aims to secure their right to residence in the Netherlands and end their precarious and marginalised existence.

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

Asylos Charitable Incorporated Organisation

Asylos is a global network of volunteers providing free of-charge Country of Origin Information (COI) research for lawyers helping people seeking international protection with their claim. Asylos works to ensure that people seeking asylum or undergoing similar legal procedures have access to crucial sources and data to substantiate their claim. We also train lawyers in COI research methods and review COI produced by governments and intergovernmental organisations. More information can be found on Asylos' website.

Asylos Charitable Incorporated Organisation 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