Avocats Sans Frontières
Published: 5 Oct 2016
Telephone: (00 257) 22 24 16 77
(00 257) 22 24 63 35
Fax: (00 257) 22 24 16 75
Street Address: Avenue Nzero n°18, B.P. 27 82 Bujumbura, Burundi
The primary goal of Avocats Sans Frontiéres (ASF) is to contribute to the establishment of institutions and mechanisms that allow for access to independent and impartial justice, and which are capable of guaranteeing the protection of fundamental rights (civil and political, economic and social), including the right to a fair trial. ASF implements projects aimed at providing legal advice and assistance in collaboration with national lawyers and for the following categories of beneficiaries: minors, women, detainees, victims of human rights violations and fundamental freedoms. Refugees suffering such violations of their right may seek ASF assistance. In Burundi, it is planning to extend the capacity of its partners to the deal with cases falling under the 1951 Convention. In the absence of other sources of such specialized legal aid, refugees are encouraged to contact the ASF office.