About Us

The Foundation for Access to Rights - FAR is a Bulgarian non-governmental organization in the public interest, founded by attorney-at-law Valeria Ilareva in 2013 

 

WE STAND FOR:

Establishment of effective mechanisms to guarantee access to rights in practice and effective protection against arbitrary deprivation of rights.

Increasing the institutional and public awareness, sensitivity and commitment to the need to address systemic problems in access to basic human rights in Bulgaria.

Development of a favorable legislative environment in line with European and International standards for the protection of human rights and the establishment of best practices on access to rights.

WHAT WE DO

Our main activities are:

LEGAL AID

We provide legal aid to migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and stateless people in situations revealing systemic problems in access to rights where the solution of these problems would lead to enhanced social justice. 

Our lawyers provide legal consultations, written opinions and assistance, procedural representation before judicial and administrative bodies.

RESEARCH

We conduct independent professional research on the access to rights in Bulgaria.

ADVOCACY

Through advocacy events and meetings and production of media campaigns, we increase the institutional and public awareness, sensitivity and commitment to the need to address systemic problems in access to basic human rights. Thus we contribute to developing a favourable (legislative) environment in line with European and International standards for the protection of human rights and the establishment of best practices on access to rights.

SHARING KNOWLEDGE

Informing the public and the media on the findings and recommendations of studies conducted, as well as on the existence of barriers to access to rights. Providing training, printed and digital resources for students, lawyers, judges, volunteers, the staff of institutions working with refugees and immigrant.

OUR MISSION

To guarantee practical access to rights and effective protection against arbitrary deprivation of rights.