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NGOs, Law Clinics, and Lawyers Offering Pro Bono Legal Aid

KENYA:

The Refugee Consortium of Kenya -- A Legal Aid Organisation

Refugee Consortium of Kenya
Haki House
PO Box 25340-00603 Ndemi Close, Kilmani
Nairobi, Kenya
Telephone: +254-2 386 0418
Website: www.rckkenya.org
Email: refcon [at] rckkenya [dot] org

The Refugee Consortium of Kenya, “an organisation that uniquely belongs to refugees,” employs a rights-based approach in advocating for humane management of refugees and asylum seekers in Kenya.  This is done through:

·     The Legal Aid Programme, which provides pro bono legal representation in the Refugee Status Determination process and in courts of law.  This programme also provides Psychosocial Support to those refugees and asylum seekers requiring such assistance;
·     The Advocacy Programme, which advocates for progressive laws and policies on refugees, IDPs and returnees by advocating for policy change and development of legislation in line with international standards; and
·     The Information and Research Programme, which disseminates information to raise awareness of the plight of refugees in Kenya and the region.
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In addition to policy and research papers, the Refugee Consortium of Kenya puts out a regular publication, Refugee Insights, and makes available various other information sources such as journals and periodicals in the RCK Resource Centre. 

Interns with qualifications in law, human rights and communications are accepted quarterly by the RCK to assist in the delivery of services to refugees and asylum seekers.

“Together with refugee advocates, key partners and refugees themselves, the Refugee Consortium of Kenya strives for a sustainable solution to the refugee problem in Africa.”

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