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!
Current family reunion rules place huge barriers on which family members of refugees settled in the UK are allowed to reunite within the UK. For many families who have already experienced untold horrors, this enforced separation is heartbreaking and significantly adds to suffering. On Friday 16th March 2018, MPs will vote on the Family Reunion Bill that would make vital changes needed to allow more refugee families, torn apart by war and persecution, to be reunited in safety in the UK. Help us make sure as many MPs as possible take this opportunity by turning up to parliament that day and supporting this Bill.
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The Drop-in surgery will be closed on Christmas Monday 25/12/2017 and New Year's Day 01/01/2018 because these are bank holidays. We will open again on Monday 08/01/2018.
A very big thank you to all our invaluable Asylum Justice volunteers - including those who were unable to come to the bring and share party we had on the 8th of December - without whom we would not be able to provide our legal advice service!
2016-17 Annual Report and Accounts signed
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our staff, volunteers, patrons, funders, donors and supporters for their efforts in helping us to continue to deliver free legal services to asylum seekers and refugees in Wales. To find out more about our work and achievements, please read our 2016-17 Annual Report and Accounts.
Some of Asylum Justice's Trustees will be participating in Reaching Justice Wales: Cyrraedd Cyfiawnder Cymru's (RJW) Cardiff Legal Walk organised with support from the Access to Justice Foundation.
For the poorest and the most vulnerable people in our community, access to justice is out of reach. Free legal advice makes a huge different to their lives. The recession has increased poverty and reduced support services. Meanwhile, funding for advice services has reduced; particularly since the 2013 removal of much of legal aid for humanitarian or social welfare legal advice.
The course which sees participants tackle a 10km walk through ...