RSN is committed to work with local partners to bring much needed legal aid and capacity to refugees abroad. By identifying and supporting allies on the ground, RSN maintains a commitment to programming that incorporates existing structures and local know-how, rather than exporting foreign personnel to key host countries.
Refugee Rights Turkey / Multeci Haklari Dernegi
RRT is RSN’s primary partner in the field. RSN has supported RRT since its establishment in 2015 as the continuation of the well-respected Helsinki Citizens Assembly-Refugee Advocacy and Support Program. Together, RSN and RRT carry out a number of programs, including the operation of a Legal Center for Refugee Rights in Istanbul. RSN is committed to supporting RRT to continuously serve as a center for expertise for the provision of legal assistance to refugees in Turkey.
Center for Legal Aid - Voice in Bulgaria
CLA is RSN’s newest partner. RSN sponsors a legal fellow to boost CLA’s capacity, while providing research support and collaborating on advocacy.
Boston University School of Law
RSN and BU Law are working together through the 2016-17 term to analyze the human rights implications of EU policies at the bloc’s Southeastern border.