Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Partners


SRLAN is a configuration of non-governmental organisations working to implement refugee rights enshrined in international human rights and refugee law established in 2007 in Nairobi, Kenya. For members, see About SRLAN. The SRLAN was initiated to formalise cooperation, with a view to channelling disparate refugee rights organisations into a movement for refugee rights. It was initially dubbed ‘southern’, but it membership aims to be global. At the time of inception, the SRLAN concluded the Nairobi Code to which all members agree to abide. promotes reform of the way that UNHCR conducts refugee status determination (RSD). The aim of RSDWatch is to monitor UNHCR’s procedures of determining refugee status so as to promote fairness, transparency and accountability in its RSD adjudication, and to provide a forum in which to discuss the protection challenges posed by UNHCR’s RSD procedures.  


The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN)

APRRN is a growing network of over 116 civil society groups and individuals committed to advancing the rights of refugees in the Asia Pacific Region through information sharing, mutual capacity building, and joint advocacy. APRRN formed in November 2008 at the First Asia Pacific Consultation on Refugee Rights held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Contributions to the website are welcome, including contributors’ analysis of key issues in their own country or the region or stories of being a refugee advocate or a refugee in the Asia Pacific region. Contact information is here.

The APRRN publishes an online newsletter.


The International Detention Coalition (IDC)

IDC is a network of more than 300 members in over 60 countries working together to promote the rights of refugees and migrants affected by migration-related detention. The IDC collates the latest news on immigration detention from around the world in its monthly e-newsletter, the International Detention Monitor.

The IDC has started an e-list for those interested in sharing information on mechanisms to prevent and reduce immigration detention, including alternatives to detention. To share research, national developments, events or address questions to the group, join the e-list or email.