Asylum claims need evidence
New Asylos report: Afghanistan: Situation of young male ‘Westernised’ returnees to Kabul
Asylos is a pan-European network of volunteers who find vital information to help refugees fleeing war, violence, and persecution claim their right to asylum. Over the past six years, we have produced more than 300 research notes to support protection claims.
Join our network of researchers and make our legal system fair.
Asylos volunteers research information to help asylum seekers claim their right to asylum. We investigate human rights violations in the countries of origin and other facts related to an individual’s protection claim.
We envision a future where a network like ours will no longer be needed. A future where refugees and their counsel have equal access to information held by governments. Where legal aid pays for uncovering facts that asylum seekers must prove to be granted the right to stay. Where ignorance and prejudice have receded from our society and institutions. Where Europe’s old fear of migration gives way to tales of courage and opportunity. Where refugees, some of the most vulnerable people amongst us, are met with respect rather than suspicion, with humanity rather than hostility. Through our research, we empower refugees to defend their rights. By searching for facts, we work to make the legal system more just.