Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Costa Rica Pro Bono Directory

Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by Costa Rica. 

As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.

Alianza Por Tus Derechos

http://www.alianzaportusderechos.org/article/apoyo-legal/
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Santa Marta de Montes de Oca, San Pedro.
Tel: +506 25 24 13 27
Email: alianzaatalianzaportusderechos [dot] org

The defence of Human Rights of all people is a fundamental principle in our organisation. We are prepared to attend people in broad areas such as Sexual Abuse, violence, abandonment, Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Child Pornography, Child Labour and trafficking, etc. We provide free legal assistance (for those on low economic resources and a symbolic cost for those that have resources) which covers enquiries, complaints, follow up and coordination in any case of violation of the human rights of minors. We provide legal assistance to those refugees who are minors.

We also work in coordination with other state and non-state organisations the assistance, shelter and rehabilitation of victims. We seek reinstatement of the family structure, as long as it is adequate to the interest of the minor, as well as access to the education system and society as fundamental rights.

La defensa de los Derechos Humanos de todas las personas, es fundamental para nuestra organización, estamos preparadas para atender a personas en temas como: Abuso Sexual, Agresión, Abandono, Explotación Sexual Comercial, Pornografía Infantil, Trabajo Infantil, Trata y Tráfico de Personas, etc. Brindamos asesoría legal gratuita (para todas aquellas personas que no puedan costearlos y un costo simbólico para quienes si tengan los recursos) desde la consulta, denuncia, seguimiento y coordinación en cualquier caso de violación a los Derechos Humanos de las Personas Menores de Edad. Brindamos asesoría legal a refugiados que sean menores de edad. Así mismo, coordinamos con otras organizaciones estatales y no gubernamentales la atención oportuna, el albergue y rehabilitación de las víctimas. Procuramos el reintegro al seno familiar siempre y cuando sea lo adecuado para la persona menor de edad, así como su reinserción al sistema educativo y a la sociedad, como derechos fundamentales.

Asociación de profesionales en desarrollo para las personas en condición de pobreza (Association of Professionals to develop people living under conditions of poverty) (APRODE)

Dir. Moravia, 200m Norte de Burger King.
Tel: 22 25 28 10
Fax: 22 80 11 91
Email: infoataprodecr [dot] org

Its staff has more than 10 years of experience in executing and managing credit programmes oriented to the population in conditions of poverty and social exclusion. Currently, there are the following programmes: Credit Programme for integration and development; Credit Programme for Refugees in Costa Rica, sponsored by UNHCR and coordinated by ACAI is recognized as a model in Latin America (more than 700 credits and more than 1000 new jobs were created by this programme of high social impact that transform a population subject to social assistance to actively economic people who generate jobs and development to the country).

It focus on gender issues, micro-entrepreneurs, refugees, adults, single mothers and women victims of domestic violence, as well as socially excluded. All productive activities are focused on the use of technology and with the aim to generating jobs with sustainable development.

Centro Internacional para los Derechos Humanos de los Migrantes (CIDEHUM)

http://www.cidehum.org
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San Pedro de Montes de Oca. Oficentro Casa Alameda, oficina n°7. San José, Costa Rica.
Tel: +506 22 80 89 68
Fax: +506 22 34 01 82
Email: cidehumatgmail [dot] com

CIDEHUM provides legal assistance, psychosocial services and orientation to migrants and asylum seekers in order to obtain relevant documents. CIDEHUM carries out monitoring of migration and asylum laws and rules developed by the state, some of these such as the new law against human trafficking under collaboration with CIDEHUM, from a legal human rights perspective.

El CIDEHUM, da orientación jurídica, atención psicosocial y fundamentalmente orienta a los y las migrantes y solicitantes de la condición de refugiado, en el marco de la gestión que debe llevarse a cabo para obtener documentos.CIDEHUM colabora en el monitoreo leyes y reglamentos, algunas de ellas, como la ley contra la trata de personas, resultado directo de la labor de incidencia y trabajo directo con las autoridades de Poder Ejecutivo y Judicial, desde la perspectiva jurídica de protección a los derechos humanos de poblaciones vulnerables.

CENDEROS

http://cenderos.org/inicio
Contact person: Dolores Corrales en la Frontera Norte Costa Rica-Nicaragua, Casa de los Derechos
Tel: (506) 24702122
Email: derechosatcenderos [dot] org

SAN JOSE OFFICE

San Jose Office: Del BCR 25 metros Este, 25 metros Norte, Sabanilla, Montes de Oca, San José, Costa Rica.
Tel: +506 22 24 74 78 or 22 53 43 52
Email: cenderosatcenderos [dot] org
Contact Person: Maricela Hinkelammert, San José, Costa Rica
Tel: (506) 24702122 
Email: m [dot] hinkelammertatcenderos [dot] org

UPALA OFFICE

Upala Centro, de La Fiscalia 50 metros al este, Upala, Costa Rica.
Tel: 24 70 21 22 or 24 70 04 78
Email: cenderosatcenderos [dot] org

CENDEROS offers assistance to all migrants and refugees that need support with legal and psychosocial matters. We also provide information and orientation regarding labour rights and migration. We accompany and provide support with paperwork. On weekends, our central office offers a place of training and rest during the day to women that are domestic workers. Our Upala office promotes and supports projects directed to the empowering of women. We work with the cominities of Upala, Los Chiles, Guatuso and the Southern Micro-region of Nicaragua.

CENDEROS ofrece asistencia a cualquier persona migrante o refugiada que necesite nuestro apoyo en asuntos legales, psico socials. Además brinda información y orientación sobre derechos laborales y migratorios, así como facilitar los tramites migratorios y se le da acompañamiento.En la sede central, funciona los fines de semana la Casa de la Mujer Migrante donde las mujeres migrantes trabajadoras domesticas pueden pasar el dia descansando, capacitandose.Desde la sede Upala se promueven y apoyan proyectos de emprendimiento de mujeres. Se trabaja con las comunidades de Upala, Los Chiles, Guatuso y la Micro-Región Sur de Nicaragua.

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