Bristol Refugee Rights was founded in 2006, originally under the name Holding Refugees and Human Rights in Mind. The Welcome Centre opened its doors once a week in April 2006,…
Bristol Refugee Rights was set up as a voluntary organisation in 2006 to uphold and champion the human rights of asylum seekers and refugees.
We provide a place of welcome in Bristol where asylum seekers and refugees can meet and be supported to play a full part in the life of the wider community and also campaign for the human rights of refugees and asylum seekers. Bristol Refugee Rights aims to deliver a ‘user-led’ service that addresses the practical, psychological and human rights needs of refugees and asylum seekers by:
The key values that underpin the work of Bristol Refugee Rights are
We work to sustain these values both in the Welcome Centre and in our human rights campaigning. Visit our How We Help pages for more information about our current services or use the About Us menu to find out more about BRR.
Working with partner organisation to safeguard asylum seekers and refugees
Bristol Refugee Rights would like to commend the work of the Safer Bristol Partnership, which on 18th December, published their report in to the tragic murder of Iranian refugee Bijan Ebrahimi.
Following their finding of institutional racism, it is essential, that all Bristol’s agencies, continue to work together to safeguard people who are at multiple disadvantage. Disadvantages because of their backgrounds, and the dangerous scapegoating of migrants in the media. Read more