Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF) is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium and offices and activities around the world in various post-conflict and fragile countries (Tunisia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Uganda, Zambia, CAR, Chad, Morocco, Egypt, Nepal, and Myanmar).
We promote the rule of law through improved access to justice for society’s most vulnerable and marginalised groups. We work with local actors to improve the availability, accessibility, adaptability and quality of legal aid services. Our work ranges from protecting the freedom of speech in North Africa to addressing the systemic causes and consequences of illegal pre-trial detention in the African Great Lakes region; from representing victims of international crimes before the International Criminal Court in The Hague to promoting complementarity mechanisms on the national level, so that victims can engage with the justice system on their own level; from improving access to justice for the structural causes of gender-based violence to protecting lawyers who are threatened when carrying out their work independently.
Throughout all our work, we focus on the person seeking justice at the centre of our work, strengthening their ability to know and claim their rights and the capacity of legal actors to support them.
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