​​​​© 2017 by Cepri-Casa Rui

WHAT WE DO

 CEPRI - Casa de Rui Barbosa

CENTRE FOR THE PROTECTION OF REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS

We provide free face-to-face and remote legal representation to asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants, as well as guidance and orientation regarding the access of these particular groups to public policies that currently exist in Brazil.  

We promote, in partnership with Cedpir, research and events on refugees and immigration with the intent of bringing the Brazilian public closer to the issues they face.

Some of our main areas of work:

      Asylum Seekers

  • Advice and guidance in completing the refugee request form

  • Free face-to-face legal representation

  • Guidance on the documents related to their social rights in Brazil

  • Advice, guidance, and preparation for the eligibility interview with National Committee for Refugees (CONARE), particularly in regards to cases involving gender violence, persecution based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity and unaccompanied or separated minors

  • Assistance with the forms for eligibility

  • Strong efforts to explain the right information, whether face-to-face or not, and making sure the client understands the information accurately

  • Explanations on travelling overseas while waiting on decision to be made about applicant situation

     Refugees

  • Provide legal advice on Refugee and Migration Law, especially on issues involving gender-based violence, gender-based persecution and/or gender identity, and unaccompanied or separated minors for partner institutions

  • Orientation on documents related to their social rights in Brazil

  • Advice and guidance on permanent residency and naturalization

  • Information about family reunion visas 

  • Explanation about travelling overseas

     Immigrants

  • Provide legal advice on Refugee and Migration Law, especially on issues involving gender-based violence, gender-based persecution and/or gender identity, and unaccompanied or separated minors for partner institutions

  • Guidance on documents related to social rights in Brazil

  • Advice and guidance on permanent residency and naturalization

  • Advice on visas

  • Information about family reunion visas

 

 

      Partner Institutions

  • Provide legal advice on Refugee Law and Migration Law, especially on issues involving gender-based violence, gender-based persecution and/or gender identity, and unaccompanied or separated minors for partner institutions

  • Prepare reports on country of origin information (COI).