International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)
IRAP is a dynamic and growing legal, policy, and advocacy organization that works to develop and enforce a system of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced people around the world. We provide free and comprehensive legal services to people we serve through registration, protection, and resettlement processes. Through this work, we aim to assist refugees and other displaced people to find safe passage and to transform the landscape of refugee rights in the U.S. and internationally. IRAP has developed an innovative legal aid and advocacy model that defends the rights of refugees and assures their passage to safe destination countries. Through individual casework, litigation, and systemic advocacy, IRAP brings legal challenges to refugee rights violations, creating solutions to overcoming the legal and bureaucratic impediments in the resettlement process, and developing an enforceable system of legal and procedural rights for refugees and displaced persons.