Asylum Justice News


A Warm Welcome to Matthew Rhys

Asylum Justice are excited to welcome our new patron, Matthew Rhys. Born in Cardiff, Matthew has gone on to win an Emmy in 2018 for his role as Phillip Jennings in the acclaimed television series The Americans. He is also known for playing Dylan Thomas in the film Edge of Love and Daniel Ellsberg in Stephen Spielberg's The Post. Matthew has been nominated for two Golden Globes. Matthew has long been an advocate of Welsh culture. In 2008, he was honoured by being accepted as a member to the druidic order of the Gorsedd of the Bards for his contributions to the Welsh ...

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Drop-in Opening Times

During the festive season, Asylum Justice’s drop-ins will be limited. Please find our drop-in opening times for Christmas and the new year below: Monday 24th December, 2018 – DROP-IN CLOSED. Monday 31st December, 2018 – DROP-IN CLOSED. Monday 7th January 2019 – DROP-IN OPEN. We would like to thank you for your understanding.

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Quiz Night at Asylum Justice

The Great Legal Quiz
Asylum Justice are happy to announce that we will be taking part in this year's Great Legal Quiz and invite you to join. Despite what the name says, the questions will not be of the legal variety and will instead be like your regular pub quiz. The Great Legal Quiz is a fantastic way to raise funds for legal services at the forefront of providing specialist advice to the most vulnerable in society. Advice that they would be unable to receive if it were not for charities such as Asylum Justice. Enjoy a wonderful social event accompanied by delicious food cooked by Steen ...

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Asylum Justice at the 2018 Cardiff Legal Walk

Intrepid trustees, volunteers and staff members have signed up to complete the 10k Cardiff Legal Walk on 27th September to raise funds for Asylum Justice. Last year we raised over £1000 to help Asylum Justice continue to provide advice and free legal support to some of the most vulnerable in our community. This year, we'd like to raise more, so please sponsor us if you can - the link to our fundraising page is below. AJ Fundraising page Thank you

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Asylum Justice AGM 2018

The 2018 Asylum Justice AGM will be held on Thursday 20 September at 5:30pm at City United Reformed Church, Windsor Place, Cardiff CF10 3BZ (off Queens Street, behind Sainsbury's). All are welcome to attend!

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Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond OBE

The trustees, employees, volunteers and beneficiaries of Asylum Justice would like to send our deepest condolences to the family of our patron Dr. Barbara Harrell-Bond OBE, who passed away on 11th July 2018.  Her dedication to the rights of refugees is reflected in the legacy she leaves behind. Founder of the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford, Dr. Harrell-Bond went on the focus on the Global South, establishing several projects, programmes and networks including AMERA International, which was established to provide legal aid to refugees. In more recent ...

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Lloyds TSB Foundation Grant Received

We are delighted to announce that Lloyds TSB have given us a three year grant. This will be used to fund a part-time office and volunteer co-ordinator, rent and rates, IT, stationery and volunteer training costs.

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Easter Monday Drop-in closure

The Drop-in surgery will be closed on Easter Monday 2nd April; we will be open as usual on Monday 9th April. Have a good Easter!

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How Family Reunion Policy Affects People in Wales

Current family reunion rules place huge barriers on which family members of refugees settled in the UK are allowed to reunite within the UK. For many families who have already experienced untold horrors, this enforced separation is heartbreaking and significantly adds to suffering. On Friday 16th March 2018,  MPs will vote on the Family Reunion Bill that would make vital changes needed to allow more refugee families, torn apart by war and persecution, to be reunited in safety in the UK.  Help us make sure as many MPs as possible take this opportunity by turning up to ...

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Drop-in closure 25/12/2017 and 01/01/2018

The Drop-in surgery will be closed on Christmas Monday 25/12/2017 and New Year's Day 01/01/2018 because these are bank holidays. We will open again on Monday 08/01/2018.

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