JRS promotes justice by providing refugees with effective legal and physical protection. The general aim of our protection activities is to minimize the violations of human rights that forcibly displaced people face, not only in their country of origin, but also in the country where they seek asylum.
We believe that our proximity to refugees is fundamental to understanding their needs and finding appropriate solutions. JRS protection activities takes place at the local level, where our advocacy officers, caseworkers, and lawyers work directly with individuals and families who face discrimination, detention, and lack of access to basic services and fundamental rights.
JRS staff provide information to refugees about the legal and administrative frameworks in the countries of destination. We also provide refugees with information about safe routes, local sources of support, and safety if they are at risk from armed groups or hostile populations.
Our legal teams assist asylum seekers with their applications for refugee status. In places where refugees and asylum seekers are unlawfully detained, we provide legal assistance and advocate for the rights of detainees with the authorities. JRS recognizes the importance of lawful status for refugees, in particular those who are stateless or are at risk of being rendered stateless, due to a lack of proper documentation. We advocate with governments for children to be registered and for the implementation of other mechanisms that lead to lawful status.
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