FAQ

FAQ

  • What is ASF France?

Avocats Sans Frontières France is an international solidarity association governed by the French law of 1 July 1901.

To this end, it uses all the means at its disposal and can refer cases to any national or international institution, whether jurisdictional or not, and intervene before them, including by filing a civil suit before the competent courts.

 
  • What does ASF France do?
ASF France works "where the defence no longer has a voice":
  • To contribute to the effective application of universally recognised human rights by ensuring the defence of any person deprived of access to a free and independent lawyer;
  • To work wherever useful and necessary for the establishment and strengthening of the rule of law, the judicial institution and especially the right to a fair trial and an effective defence;
  • To defend lawyers and human rights defenders who are victims of threats or attacks of any kind because of their professional practice.
 
  • How does ASF France intervene ?

To accomplish its mission, ASF France uses all the means at its disposal and can refer cases to any national or international institution, whether jurisdictional or non-jurisdictional, and intervene before them, including by filing a civil suit before the competent courts.

In addition to defending victims of human rights violations, threats, aggression, etc., ASF France also acts at the level of the various judicial actors by means of training courses throughout the world. These trainings aim to develop the capacity to use international legal instruments that protect human rights and to transmit their know-how in this field to those who attend. For this reason, ASF France organises annual training sessions for all legal practitioners, whether or not they are volunteers of the association.
 
  • Where does ASF France work?
  • In Africa: in Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria, Mali and Ivory Coast.
  • We also work in Asia: in Laos and Cambodia. The members of ASF France fight for the recognition of the right to justice without borders by contributing to the strengthening of the rule of law.
ASF France can intervene wherever its support is needed to protect human rights, the rights of the defence and the right to a fair trial.
 
  • Who does ASF France work with?

Vulnerable populations, women and minors and all persons whose fundamental rights are not respected. But also lawyers and human rights defenders in danger.

 

  • Who works for ASF France?

Volunteers, employees at headquarters and in the field.

 

  • How to become a member of ASF France?

To become a member of ASF France, simply join. For more information.

 

  • Who supports ASF France?

As an association, ASF France could not carry out its actions without support.

Its supporters are
 
  • Organisations, law societies and law firms

Agen, Aix en Provence, Ajaccio, Alençon, Amiens, Angers, Avignon, Bastia, Bayonne, Belfort, Bethune, Beziers, Blois, Bordeaux, Boulogne sur Mer, Bourges, Brest, Caen, Carcassonne, Chalons en Champagne, Chambéry, Charente, Chartres, Cherbourg, Clermont-Ferrand, Colmar, Coutances-Avranches, Cusset-Vichy, Dax, Dieppe, Dijon, Fontainebleau, Haute-Loire, Meuse, l'Ain, l'Ardèche, l'Ariège, Laval, l'Aveyron, l'Essonne, l'Eure, Libourne, Lille, Lisieux, Lorient, Lozere, Lyon, Macon, Marseille, Melun, Mont de Marsan, Montluçon, Mulhouse, Nancy, Nantes, Narbonne, Nice, Nimes, Papeete, Pau, Perigueux, Poitiers, Quimper, Reims, Rennes, Roanne, Rouen, St Malo-Dinan, St Nazaire, St Omer, St Quentin, Seine Saint Denis, Strasbourg, Thonon les Bains, Toulouse, Tours, Valence, Vannes, Versailles, Hautes Alpes, Hauts de Seine, Pyrennés Orientales, Orléans, Havre, Jura, Tarn et Garonne, Val de Marne, Val d'Oise, Colmar, CNB.

  • Institutional bodies :

Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, European Union, United Nations Democracy Fund, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations, Agence Française de Développement, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Prime Minister, Embassy of France abroad.

  • Local authorities :

Haute-Garonne General Council, Midi-Pyrénées Regional Council, Toulouse City Council.

  • Companies :

Editions Dalloz, Sharp Sofeb, Uniformation

 

  • How is ASF France financed?

Financial transparency / our accounts are certified by an auditor

In the interests of transparency, our accounts, certified by an auditor, are available on our website.
ASF France is financed by subsidies for the implementation of its actions and donations (legal entities and individuals) which are essential for the constitution of the funds necessary for the proper functioning of the association.
 
  • How to contact ASF France?

You will find all the information you need to contact us on this page.

 

  • How can I support ASF France?

If you wish to make a donation to our association, you can print and fill in the donation form available on our website.

Then send your form to:
Avocats Sans Frontières France
8 rue du Prieuré
31000 Toulouse
NB: your donation gives you the right to a tax deduction
 
  • How to follow ASF France news?

If you want to keep up to date with ASF France news, nothing could be easier: subscribe to our newsletter.

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