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Self Help Kit: Appeal on UNHCR Refugee Status Determination

 

Due to the large number of people requesting legal aid, Suaka is unable to meet with you until you have done your best to provide these things. If you cannot read and write please speak with other members of your community and ask them to help you write your statement.

This page is for information only. It is not legal advice.

Please find information about Suaka’s services below:

SUAKA’s legal advisors are trained volunteers, they receive no payment.
SUAKA’s legal services are free. If anyone in your community asks for money to help you speak to us this is wrong.
SUAKA’s legal services are confidential – we do not share your information with any other organisation.
SUAKA is independent from UNHCR, IOM, Immigration, Police and Government.
SUAKA’s legal advisors are not able to influence UNHCR’s decisions. We cannot guarantee your application will succeed. We cannot make your application proceed more quickly.
SUAKA provides legal assistance only in relation to UNHCR applications for asylum (Refugee Status Determination – RSD).
SUAKA can provide limited information about the resettlement process but cannot assist with resettlement or sponsorship
SUAKA cannot provide material, financial or other assistance.
SUAKA’s Legal Aid Services are provided in accordance with the Nairobi Code.
SUAKA’s Volunteer Legal Advisors follow SUAKA Legal Aid Services Code of Conduct.

Information on UNHCR Appeal process, please read carefully.

If your application to UNHCR has been rejected, please read SUAKA’s Self Help Kit (SHK) for Appeals. 

SHKs are only available in English for now. They will soon be available in Farsi, Dari, Arabic, Tamil, Urdu, Oromo, Bahasa Indonesia.

Please download and read our Appeal Self Help Kit (SHK):
Suaka RSD Self Help Kit – APPEAL (Mar 2015).pdf

It includes information to help you understand:

  • What is a refugee?
  • Why you were your claim rejected by UNHCR?
  • Whether you should appeal.
  • How to write your appeal statement if you decide to appeal. You must write you appeal statement according to outline in SHK.
  • Problems at interviews.
  • Separately answer each rejection reason from your UNHCR letter of notification of rejection.
  • Write your story again from beginning to end, including as much detail as possible.

Once you have read the SHK, begin to write your statement.

If you would like advice on your completed statement please email suaka.legalaid@gmail.com and we will contact you.
Your email must include:

1. Copy of an asylum seeker certificate for every member of your family
2. Your written statement/history
3. Your contact phone number

You may also message Suaka legal aid on Whatsapp, Viber or Line on 0812 8425 6583

2013 Refugee Info Sessions 2

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Self Help Kit: First Instance on UNHCR Refugee Status Determination

Due to the large number of people requesting legal aid, Suaka is unable to meet with you until you have done your best to provide these things. If you cannot read and write please speak with other members of your community and ask them to help you write your statement.

This page is for information only. It is not legal advice.

First Instance information, please read carefully.

This page explains the process of applying for refugee status in Indonesia.

Please download and read our First Instance Self Help Kit (SHK).
Suaka RSD Self Help Kit – FIRST INSTANCE.pdf

SHKs are only available in English for now. They will soon be available in Farsi, Dari, Arabic, Tamil, Urdu, Oromo, Bahasa Indonesia.

SUAKA SHKs include information about every step of the ‘Refugee Status Determination’ process, to help you understand what is required and what your rights are, including:
– what it means to be a refugee
– the process of becoming a refugee
– what information to provide to UNHCR
– how to write your statement.

Once you have read the SHK, begin to write your statement.

If you would like advice on your completed statement please email suaka.legalaid@gmail.com and we will contact you.
Your email must include:

1. Copy of an asylum seeker certificate for every member of your family
2. Your written statement/history
3. Your contact phone number

Please find information about Suaka’s services below:

SUAKA’s legal advisors are trained volunteers, they receive no payment.
SUAKA’s legal services are free. If anyone in your community asks for money to help you speak to us this is wrong.
SUAKA’s legal services are confidential – we do not share your information with any other organisation.
SUAKA is independent from UNHCR, IOM, Immigration, Police and Government.
SUAKA’s legal advisors are not able to influence UNHCR’s decisions. We cannot guarantee your application will succeed. We cannot make your application proceed more quickly.
SUAKA provides legal assistance only in relation to UNHCR applications for asylum (Refugee Status Determination – RSD).
SUAKA can provide limited information about the resettlement process but cannot assist with resettlement or sponsorship
SUAKA cannot provide material, financial or other assistance.
SUAKA’s Legal Aid Services are provided in accordance with the Nairobi Code
SUAKA’s Volunteer Legal Advisors follow SUAKA Legal Aid Services Code of Conduct

You may also message Suaka legal aid on Whatsapp, Viber or Line on 0812 8425 6583

2013 Refugee Info Sessions 2

Protection at Sea – Indonesia: Saransika’s Story

With the UNHCR hosting it’s annual High-Commissioner’s Dialogue on “Protection At Sea” over 10-11 December 2014, they have prepared stories from refugees and asylum seekers sharing their experiences about why they had to flee by boat.

Saransika, a young Sri Lankan girl currently in Indonesia says:

“What happened to me and my family should not happen to others”.

It’s such a tragic story but we encourage you to share it with your friends on social media so they understand that people take these dangerous boat journeys because there are no safe pathways to protection available to them:

Suaka Press Release: Australian Policy Against Refugee Resettlement Further Complicates Refugee Transit in Indonesia

Jakarta, 20 November 2014 — Suaka, the Indonesian Civil Society Network for Refugee Rights Protection, strongly criticized the anti-resettlement policies issued by the Australian Government targeted at refugees residing in Indonesia. “This policy is clearly contrary to the international obligations of Australia as a party to the 1951 Refugee Convention and increases the uncertainty of the situation for refugees in transit in Indonesia,” said Febionesta, Chair of Suaka.

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Suaka Press Release: Kebijakan Anti Resettlement Australia Semakin Mempersulit Pengungsi Yang Transit di Indonesia

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[English Version]

Suaka – Indonesian Civil Society Network for Refugee Rights Protection
c/o HRWG, Human Rights Working Group
Jiwasraya Building Lobby Floor
Jl. R.P Soeroso No 41 Gondangdia, Menteng
Jakarta Pusat 10350, Indonesia

Suaka.Secretariat@gmail.com | suaka.or.id

 

KEBIJAKAN ANTI RESETTLEMENT AUSTRALIA SEMAKIN MEMPERSULIT PENGUNGSI YANG TRANSIT DI INDONESIA

Jakarta, 20 November 2014 Suaka, Jaringan Kerja Masyarakat Sipil Indonesia untuk Perlindungan Hak-hak Pengungsi, mengecam keras kebijakan imigrasi anti resettlement yang baru saja dikeluarkan oleh Pemerintah Australia terhadap para pengungsi yang berada di Indonesia. Kebijakan ini jelas bertentangan dengan kewajiban Internasional Australia selaku negara pihak dari Konvensi Pengungsi 1951 dan mengakibatkan situasi tidak menentu bagi para pengungsi selama transit di Indonesia.

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