AMERA International strengthens the provision of legal aid for refugees globally. We do this by supporting refugees in their search for solutions by assisting and encouraging organisations globally to offer high quality free-of-charge legal advice and representation. AMERA International’s current focus is on strengthening knowledge, capacity, and practices among legal aid providers, lawyers, refugee-led and community-based organisations, and NGOs working with refugees.
- Through its Rights in Exile Programme, AMERA connects individuals, organizations and experts on legal issues relating to asylum determination, durable solutions, family reunification, and other matters relating to the enjoyment of fundamental rights of people who are forcibly displaced.
- Advancing information sharing, networks, and training among lawyers and paralegals in matters relating to forced migration and law affecting refugees in the Global South.
- Improving access to asylum processes and outcomes for refugees, through implementing AMERA’s therapeutic legal assistance model: developing structures among organisations to provide legal representation, therapeutic case management, and specialised mental health interventions to support legal processes, including the provision of medico-legal reports.
- Participating in networks, conducting advocacy, and supporting policy development relating to legal structures for refugees.
For more information on AMERA International’s current programmes and projects, see What We Do.