What We Do
ICHRAPS encourages everyone to get involved in
all aspects of the work that we do within the office;
from Legal Services to Social Justice. However there
is the chance to focus more on one than the other if
that is where you are more comfortable.
From exploring the site you will get an idea of the types
of projects that we run and the legal work that we do.
Here is an idea of the types of issues which come up in terms of our legal
cases and the areas you can expect to be researching and reading into into when you focus on legal cases:
Immigration law and policy: refugee & asylum seekers' rights
Matrimonial Issues, including divorce, maintenance
Housing, which include evictions and rental issues.
With our Social Justice projects our main intention is to educate and empower. We do this through workshops and as such you will be free to create your own workshops focusing on topics of interest that you think may be beneficial to those who you are reaching out to. Due to the nature of our work our Social Justice Projects sometimes change and the running of them sometimes depends on volunteer numbers and the time of year. We do however have some long running constant projects so there will always be some Social Justice work to be involved in.
Some of the things you may get the chance to be involved in at ICHRAPS include
Academic research and reporting
Interviewing victims/ perpetrators of Human Rights abuses
Out-of-office fieldwork, including outreaches to:
-Courts of law – to assist our acting Lawyers to represent clients but also for research or monitoring purposes
-Abused women and children shelters
-Places of safety for children
-Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
Conferences/ workshops/ public debate attendance
Please continue to look around the site for monthly reports on what's been happening at the office and also information on different projects.