Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Berlin Pro Bono Directory

Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft »Asyl in der Kirche« (German Ecumenical Committee on Church Asylum)

Kirche Zum Heiligen Kreuz, Zossener Str. 65, 10961 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 25 89 88 91
Fax: +49 (0)30 69 04 10 18
Email: infoatkirchenasyl [dot] de 
Office hours: Monday-Friday 10:00-12:00
The Ökumenische Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Asyl in der Kirche is an umbrella organisation for networks of German parishes ready to offer "church asylum" to refugees. Parishes offering asylum to refugees feel bound by their Christian faith to protect people from deportation from the territory if there is reasonable doubt concerning a safe return. "Church asylum" is a form of temporary protection for refugees without a legal residence status who would face unacceptable social hardship, torture, or even death, if forced to return to their country of origin. During the church asylum, all relevant legal, social and humanitarian aspects are examined, and many cases result in revision of the authorities’ decisions which means that a new asylum procedure has a chance of success. The parish provides accommodation, basic needs (food, maybe clothing) and in certain cases medical services. It creates a circle of supporters who assist the church board and parish employees and help the refugees in their daily life. For a list of network contacts, click here.

Deutscher Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband Gesamtverband (Refugee Aid)

Oranienburger Str. 13-14, 10178 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 24 63 63 30
Fax: +49 (0)30 24 63 61 10
Email: fluechtlingshilfeatparitaet [dot] org
Deutscher Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband Gesamtverband is an umbrella organisation of over 10,000 independent organisations, institutions and groups in social and health sectors, and includes those working with refugees. fluechtlingshilfeatparitaet [dot] org provides information and lists organisations offering online advice.

Initiative gegen Abschiebehaft (Initiative against Deportation Detention)

c/o Müller, Oppelner Str. 26, 10997 Berlin
Tel.: +49 176 985 742 82 (mailbox only, leave a message and telephone number and they will call you back)
Email: initiative-gegen-abschiebehaftatgmx [dot] net
This is a group of volunteers visiting people detained in Berlin's pre-deportation detention centre. The group also supports those who are released from the detention centre in finding accomodation and can accompany them to appointments with authorities.

Internationale Liga für die Menschenrechte (International League for Human Rights)


Sektion Berlin: Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte, Greifswalder Str. 4, 10405 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 39 62 122
Fax: +49 (0)30 39 62 147
Email: vorstandatilmr [dot] de

Flüchtlingsrat (Refugee Council)

George Kirchstr. 69-70, 10249 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 24 34 45 762
Fax: +49 (0)30 24 34 45 763
Email: bueroatfluechtlingsrat-berlin [dot] de
Offers support groups and counselling.

Jesuiten-Fluchtlingsdienst (Jesuit Refugee Services)

Witzlebenstraβe 30a, 14057 Berlin
Tel: (0)30 32 60 25 90
Fax: (0)30 32 60 25 92
Email: infoatjesuiten-fluechtlingsdienst [dot] de

Focus on pastoral care in detention centers (Berlin, Eisenhuettenstadt and Munich), hardship consulting and process consulting for residence problems and building a deportation observation at the new airport Berlin.


Kommissariat der Deutschen Bischöfe (Commisariat of German Bishops)


Hannoversche Str. 5, 
10115 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 28 87 80
Fax: +49 (0)30 28 87 81 08
Email: postatkath-buero [dot] de

KuB Berlin - Kontakt und Beratungsstelle für Flüchtlinge und MigrantInnen e.V Berlin (Contact and Information Centre for Refugees and Migrants)


Oranienstr.159, 10969 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 61 49 400 or +49 (0)30 614 94 04 or +49 (0)30 531 42 119
Fax: +49 (0)30 615 45 34
Email: kontaktatkub-berlin [dot] org
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00-13:00; by arrangement also in other times
The ogranisation offers consultations free of charge regarding immigration, refugee, social and criminal law. Offers different adresses and links to consulting organisations and other social services. They offer an accompanying service to appointments with doctors or authorities. They also offer free language-courses.

Refugee Law Clinic Berlin

Address: Humboldt-Universität Berlin (Juristische Fakultät)
Unter den Linden 9 

10117 Berlin 
The Refugee Law Clinic Berlin e.V. is an Initiative at the Humboldt University of Berlin formed by undergraduate and Ph.D. students with different backgrounds. We aim to educate students in asylum and migration law. A combination of theoretical and practical elements will enable the students to give free and competent legal advice for migrants and refugees in Berlin. At the moment, we exclusively give legal advice at the location and not via email/ facebook or via any other digital media.

Flüchtlingsrat (Refugee Council)

Contact list of Refugee Councils in Germany by state.
George Kirchstr. 69-70, 10249 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 24 34 45 762
Fax: +49 (0)30 24 34 45 763
Email: bueroatfluechtlingsrat-berlin [dot] de
Offers support groups and counselling.