What is ASF?


Mandate and vision

ASF serves the most vulnerable people waiting for justice. ASF intervenes in countries where human rights are not respected, where political violence and armed conflict reign, and where legal rules are flouted.

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In 1992, a group of solicitors and barristers from several countries launched the idea of Avocats Sans Frontières. A core group of Belgian lawyers united around the idea, and a few months later ASF was born in Brussels.

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Some 20 institutional donors and bar associations financially support ASF’s activities.

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Our teams

ASF has field offices in 7 different countries and employs about 80 people of more than 15 different nationalities.

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