Who We Are
The Rights in Exile Programme (IRRI) was created to provide access to knowledge, nurture the growing refugee legal aid and advocacy movement in all countries, and encourage active sharing of information as well as expertise among legal practitioners throughout the world. It links refugee-assisting networks both on line and off line, that is, real people meeting real people.
Why Legal Aid?
The Rights in Exile Programme promotes the legal protection of refugees, globally. We do this by centralizing resources for legal assistance providers and refugees themselves. Legal aid is in its infancy in most of the world, but is crucial to the realisation of refugees’ rights, especially the critical first step: recognition of refugee status. Few countries provide legal assistance to refugees, and it is vital that legal service providers share their experiences and assist in the better development of refugee legal protection everywhere.