We have recently collated our statistics dating back to 2014, the date where we essentially reopened our advice giving and representing capacities after a brief period of closure.
We are proud to say that our success rate in asylum and human rights appeals are almost double the national average, as per the quarterly statistics for 2018 provided by Refugee Council.
Our success rate on appeal
Appeals as a vital safeguard
When an asylum seeker arrives to the United Kingdom in order to seek refuge from persecution in their country of origin, they must apply to the Home Office in order to claim asylum. It is here where the first decision is made on ...
Asylum Justice are excited to welcome our new patron, Matthew Rhys.
Born in Cardiff, Matthew has gone on to win an Emmy in 2018 for his role as Phillip Jennings in the acclaimed television series The Americans. He is also known for playing Dylan Thomas in the film Edge of Love and Daniel Ellsberg in Stephen Spielberg's The Post. Matthew has been nominated for two Golden Globes.
Matthew has long been an advocate of Welsh culture. In 2008, he was honoured by being accepted as a member to the druidic order of the Gorsedd of the Bards for his contributions to the Welsh language and Wales as a whole.
As someone who takes such pride in his Welsh herita...
During the festive season, Asylum Justice’s drop-ins will be limited. Please find our drop-in opening times for Christmas and the new year below:
Monday 24th December, 2018 – DROP-IN CLOSED.
Monday 31st December, 2018 – DROP-IN CLOSED.
Monday 7th January 2019 – DROP-IN OPEN.
We would like to thank you for your understanding.
”It is difficult to find the words to explain how much it means to me what Asylum Justice did. When I was told by my previous solicitors that they could not represent me, I was sent to Asylum Justice. I was scared and the preparation was very difficult. But with the help of Ruth and Hussein, I understood what this moment could mean for my life.
I cannot thank Asylum Justice enough, I can now live my life without the worry that I will be sent back to my home country. I am no longer scared. I hope to be able to repay Asylum Justice one day in the future and to share my experiences with people who have gone through what I have.”
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Asylum Justice are happy to announce that we will be taking part in this year's Great Legal Quiz and invite you to join. Despite what the name says, the questions will not be of the legal variety and will instead be like your regular pub quiz.
The Great Legal Quiz is a fantastic way to raise funds for legal services at the forefront of providing specialist advice to the most vulnerable in society. Advice that they would be unable to receive if it were not for charities such as Asylum Justice. Enjoy a wonderful social event accompanied by delicious food cooked by Steen the chef.
All funds raised will go straight to Asylum Justice.
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Intrepid trustees, volunteers and staff members have signed up to complete the 10k Cardiff Legal Walk on 27th September to raise funds for Asylum Justice. Last year we raised over £1000 to help Asylum Justice continue to provide advice and free legal support to some of the most vulnerable in our community. This year, we'd like to raise more, so please sponsor us if you can - the link to our fundraising page is below.
AJ Fundraising page
The 2018 Asylum Justice AGM will be held on Thursday 20 September at 5:30pm at City United Reformed Church, Windsor Place, Cardiff CF10 3BZ (off Queens Street, behind Sainsbury's).
All are welcome to attend!
The trustees, employees, volunteers and beneficiaries of Asylum Justice would like to send our deepest condolences to the family of our patron Dr. Barbara Harrell-Bond OBE, who passed away on 11th July 2018. Her dedication to the rights of refugees is reflected in the legacy she leaves behind. Founder of the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford, Dr. Harrell-Bond went on the focus on the Global South, establishing several projects, programmes and networks including AMERA International, which was established to provide legal aid to refugees. In more recent years, Dr. Harrell-Bond established Rights in Exile to create a global hub for ...
We are delighted to announce that Lloyds TSB have given us a three year grant. This will be used to fund a part-time office and volunteer co-ordinator, rent and rates, IT, stationery and volunteer training costs.
The Drop-in surgery will be closed on Easter Monday 2nd April; we will be open as usual on Monday 9th April. Have a good Easter!