Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

LINKS AND NETWORKS

Asylum Information Database (AIDA)

AIDA website aims to inform legal practitioners, policy makers, the media, researchers and the general public on asylum procedures, reception conditions and detention of asylum seekers in 14 EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, UK) through country reports, comparative indicators, news, advocacy resources and video testimonies. Country reports provide an overview of key aspects of the legal framework and practice with regard to the three areas of research by NGO-experts active in the EU Member States concerned. These reports will be updated every six months while the country news sections will report on major developments in those countries occurring in between. The website also includes an asylum comparator, providing an initial snapshot for the 14 countries on pre-selected topics on the basis of a set of indicators. Furthermore, the website includes links to advocacy positions of ECRE (European Council on Refugees and Exiles) and its member agencies, information on recent EU developments in the area of asylum and other relevant comparative research on asylum. Last but not least a number of video testimonies of asylum seekers and refugees about their experiences when seeking asylum in one of the countries covered in the AIDA research, are included under resources.

Asylum Law

1638 N. Wolcott Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60622
United States

AsylumLaw.org's primary objective is helping lawyers around the world make the strongest case they can by increasing the number of asylum cases that are handled by volunteer attorneys by decreasing the amount of time each case requires, Increasing the number of successful asylum cases by increasing the number of supporting documents that are accessible—and therefore submitted—in each case, raising the quality of asylum applications by providing ready access to model applications prepared by leading experts, facilitating international cooperation among attorneys handling asylum cases from the same countries of origin, educating novice asylum attorneys on the nuances of particular cases.

Federal Administrative Adjudications Database

The Federal Administrative Adjudications Database, conceived through a partnership between Stanford Law School and the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), catalogues federal administrative adjudication across US government agencies.  The database gives information to individuals on how to file claims and appeals (including against deportation proceedings) across government agencies, who can represent them, who determines the outcome of their claim and how to fully participate in the claims process. 

NGO Coordination Resource Centre

The NGO Coordination Resource Centre provides coordination support in humanitarian contexts. Among other services, the NGO Coordination Resource Centre offers practical guidance on how to establish and manage a NGO coordination body; guidance for NGOs engaging with broader inter-agency humanitarian coordination mechanisms; and a space for practitioners to share information and exchange ideas via a Community of Practice (CoP) to help solve problems, network, and learn from the experiences of others. For further information, visit www.ngocoordination.org

NETWORKS

Centre for Refugee Studies’ Refugee Research Network

York University, Toronto, Canada

The Refugee Research Network (RRN) aims to contribute to the improvement of the well-being of refugees and forced migrants around the world by expanding our awareness refugee issues and forced migration; improving communication concerning this knowledge within and between academic, policy-making and practice sectors in the Global South and North; and alliance-building and active policy involvement in the development of national and international policy frameworks and humanitarian practices affecting refugees and forced migrants.

COI Forum

https://www.ecoi.net/community/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=10

The COI Forum is a free online tool for all COI researchers and users of COI working in refugee status determination to share publications and ideas on COI research and sources, to post any COI-research related questions, as well as to develop shared resources. The COI Forum is open to such organisations and individuals, subject to approval by the COI Forum moderators, but is a confidential private discussion group only for the use of its members.

The COI Forum is moderated by Asylum Research Consultancy and the Dutch Council for Refugees with support from Still Human Still Here. It is part of the ecoi.net community platform.

To find out more about the governance of the COI Forum and to register please follow the steps explained here.

Electronic Immigration Network (EIN)

https://www.ein.org.uk
1 Delaunays Road, Crumpsall Green, Manchester M8 4QS
United Kingdom
Tel.: (+44) 0845 458 4151

Email: infoatein [dot] org [dot] uk

Electronic Immigration Network (EIN) is the UK's largest specialist provider of information on immigration and refugee law via the internet. EIN provides an online resource for immigration practitioners and for others with an interest in immigration, including immigrants and asylum seekers, students, journalists, judges, academics and researchers. The EIN website comprises two main areas: the free Public Site (available to all, from the homepage) and the subscription Members’ Site (payment required). The Public Site gives access to general news and updates on immigration, as well as events and immigration law jobs. The Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals and the ILPA & EIN Experts Directory are also both freely available on the public site.  The Members' Site gives access to EIN's unique databases that contain case law, country of origin reports, legislation and general immigration resources. It provides the only forum where there is easy access to all immigration and asylum-related decisions from the Tribunal up to the European Court of Human Rights. Also available to EIN members is the ability to compile and create court bundles.

Information on annual rates and how to join the EIN is available here.  

Immigration Advocates Network (IAN)

151 West 30th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10001
United States
Tel.: (+1) 212-760-2554
Email: infoatimmigrationadvocates [dot] org 

The Immigration Advocates Network links immigrants' rights organizations in the USA in order to increase low income immgrants' access to legal services and the justice system.  The IAN also serves as a knowledge resource for its members by providing free online tools for nonprofit and pro bono service providers. 

International Detention Coalition (IDC)

C/O Hub Melbourne Level 3, 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Australia
Email: infoatidcoalition [dot] org

The International Detention Coalition (IDC) is a unique global network of over 300 non-governmental organisations, faith-based groups, academics and practitioners in 67 countries that aim to promote greater protection of and respect for the human rights of those held in detention and to raise awareness of detention policies and practices. It also aims to promote the use of international and regional human rights standards and principles as they relate to the detention of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. The Coalition reaches these objectives through networking, advocacy, awareness raising and researching and reporting on issues worldwide relating to the detention of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants.

Migreurop

CICP
21ter, rue Voltaire F-75011
Paris
France

Migreurop is a network whose activities focus on gathering and disseminating information about migration in Europe. Join the Migreurop listserv.

No-Deporations

No-Deporations, based in the UK, provides up to date country of origin information, 'signposting', and advice on setting up Anti-Deportation advocacy campaigns to anyone facing deportation from the UK.  No-Deporatations' services are free of charge and those interested can subscribe to their mailing list at this link.

The Child Recovery and Reintegration Network

The Child Recovery and Reintegration Network is a global network that facilitates the sharing of information and research between practitioners working for the recovery and reintegration of children affected by sexual exploitation and trafficking. 

Voices of Young Refugees in Europe

VYRE is a network founded in February 2008 by young refugees to unify and strengthen the voices of individual young refugees and their organisations in Europe. Our aim is to influence social and policy change at national, European, and global levels and to realize our equal human rights and dignity.

Odysseus Network 

odysseus-network.eu

The Odysseus Academic Network is a network of legal experts in immigration and asylum in Europe. It was founded in 1999 by Philippe de Bruycker, Professor and researcher at the Institute for European Studies of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), with the financial support of the European Commission. The network is a platform for the exchange of knowledge and expertise between academics, policy-makers, practitioners and NGOs in the field of immigration and asylum law and policy...[more]

 

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