AMERA International and its predecessor have been in operation for more than 20 years with direct experience of establishing and improving legal aid services in different countries.
AMERA International has links with an international network of legal experts and refugee organisations. It builds and uses connections to improve refugee rights.
Lawyers and legal staff worldwide need access to specialist training so they can better represent refugee cases for recognition in their host country, or for resettlement if they cannot be protected.’
What is AMERA International about?
What We Do?
AMERA International supports refugees in their search for solutions by assisting and encouraging organisations around the world to offer pro bono legal advice on issues relating to asylum determination, refugee settlement, family reunification and other matters relating to the enjoyment and promotion of fundamental human rights in host countries around the world.
We seek to support organisations in the provision of psycho-social services to empower refugees to present their testimonies at interviews conducted with state authorities or with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and to help refugees deal emotionally and mentally with their past and present struggles.
We advance education, in particular among lawyers and paralegals, in matters relating to forced migration and law affecting refugees globally.
We promote technology to facilitate case management
International advocacy for asylum seekers’ and refugees’ rights through representation on global boards and organisations.
We use our experience and contacts to support NGOs and law firms improve their legal services for refugees
You can help too!
Donations – both large and small – will help us continue to support pro bono refugee legal aid projects worldwide and expand our support for other NGOs and law firms representing refugees