Seeking Asylum

The report ‘Seeking Asylum’ was compiled in early 2019 by the Baobab Women’s Project, CARAG, Women with Hope, MEENA Centre for Women and Children, Coventry Migrant Women’s Houses and Refugee Rights Europe. The report specifically highlights the shortcomings in the UK’s fulfilment of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

The research findings, which are centered on inadequate Home Office procedures, destitution, mental health, and violence, call for urgent redress by the UK Government. The report authors argue that there is a moral and legal obligation to ensure that all women, irrespective of immigration status, can access the rights and freedoms set forth within international human rights law.

Seeking Sanctuary

Fleeing violence and conflict in Syria, asylum-seekers often find themselves facing very challenging circumstances upon arrival in Europe. These include the containment policies and border-closures that prevent them from reuniting with their family members; as well as the prolonged waiting times for the outcomes of asylum applications. Many are also faced with difficulties in accessing education, adequate accommodation and other services.

This report aims to provide an insight into the circumstances and experiences of Syrian refugees in Europe. It focuses specifically on human rights infringements, thus identifying a number of shortcomings in the European refugee relief response, leading to a number of policy recommendations.

Annual Report 2018

Read about our activities and accomplishments in 2018.

This report summarises the work we undertook as an organisation in 2018.

We are infinitely grateful to all those who made our work possible throughout the year, and look forward to continuing working together.

A summary of research findings across Europe 2017 - 2018

Released on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this report is a summary of Refugee Rights Europe's key findings from our various field studies across Europe in 2017-2018.

The report paints a harrowing picture of human rights for refugees and people in displacement throughout Europe, documenting chronic police violence, lack of access to information, substandard living conditions, gender-based violence and absence of child safeguarding structures.

A Brief Timeline of the Human Rights Situation in the Calais Area

On the occasion of the two-year milestone since the demolition of the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp, Refugee Rights Europe and Help Refugees release a new report highlighting the human rights situation which has been unfolding in northern France over the past few decades.

The report highlights many years of human suffering, characterised by precarity, rough-sleeping, dangerous and unauthorised border-crossings, and what appears to be excessive police violence. After decades of encampments and evictions, and two years on from the demolition of the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp, it is evident that the state approach tried so far is simply not working.

Annual Report 2017

Read about our activities and accomplishments in 2017.

This report summarises the work we undertook as an organisation in 2017.

We are infinitely grateful to all those who made our work possible throughout the year, and look forward to continuing working together.

The State Of Refugees and Displaced People in Europe

A summary of research findings across Europe 2016 - 2017

This report is a summary of Refugee Rights Europe's key findings from our various field studies across Europe in 2016-2017, structured around the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The report paints a harrowing picture of human rights for refugees and people in displacement throughout Europe, documenting chronic police violence, lack of access to information and education, substandard living conditions, gender-based violence and absence of sexual and reproductive healthcare services.

Top Five Facts

Human Rights for Displaced People in Europe

This 'Top 5 Facts' sheet draws on our independent research findings from the front lines of Europe's humanitarian crisis, and presents an overall picture of the human rights situation faced by refugees and displaced people across various European locations.