Announcements

June 20, 2022

Second Annual Walk For All Refugees Walkathon

Highlighting three new refugee routes, our second annual Walk for All Refugees fundraiser connected participants with migrants crossing the Darién Gap, Ukrainians fleeing invasion, and Afghan refugees who’ve been searching…
May 25, 2022

RSN and partner RRT host international convening on Afghan Regional Response in Istanbul

In May 2022, RSN and RRT co-hosted an event bringing civil society working on refugee issues in Pakistan and Iran together with Turkish refugee rights actors to discuss the present…
May 14, 2022

RSN and partner RRT launch new video series for Unaccompanied Minors on the Info Portal

We’re excited to announce the release of our animated, four-part video series detailing rights to education, shelter, and the steps needed to obtain legal protection–as an unaccompanied minor in Turkey.…
November 17, 2021

RSN explores U.S. compliance with international law at NYC Bar Event

In mid-November, RSN co-organized and moderated an event entitled, “US Border Policies & Title 42: Regional and International Accountability,'' exploring how U.S. border policies comply with regional and international legal…
November 8, 2021

“Venezuelans in Colombia: Syrians in Turkey 2.0” RSN’s ED co-authors blog article

Featured on Refugee Law Initiative, Executive Director, Zaid Hydari, co-authored a blog exploring how countries in the Global South draw lessons from one another in their refugee and migration management…
September 1, 2021

RSN w/partner RRT release new info for unaccompanied minors

Child refugees, especially unaccompanied minors, are guaranteed special protections by international law due to their unique vulnerabilities. However, not many legal resources are made in a language that can be…
August 23, 2021

RSN launches new section and video series on the Info Portal

Refugees, asylum seekers, and other migrants are entitled to certain safeguards if held in detention or given a deportation order in Turkey. In August 2021, together with our long-standing partner…
August 17, 2021

RSN co-authors Op-Ed on US asylum policy and Mexico in Washington Post

In August, Kevin Cole and Zaid Hydari of RSN, together with Kelsey Norman and Ana Martin Gil of Rice University's Baker Institute contributed to the important ongoing discussion around U.S.…
July 7, 2021

RSN & BLAST host event on World Refugee Day

RSN co-hosted an online event around our joint publication with Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) entitled "Beyond Refuge: Advancing Legal Protections for Rohingya Communities in Bangladesh” on World…
July 3, 2021

RSN-RRT add critical information on Covid19-related restrictions to online portal for refugees in Turkey

As policies and measures frequently change in relation to the COVID-19, RSN continued to update the Information Platform for Refugees in Turkey, which is run with our partner Refugee Rights…
July 1, 2021

RSN & RRT host a webinar on access to information and legal protection in refugee host countries

On July 1, RSN jointly organized an online webinar on refugees' access to information and legal protection in the MENAT region with our long-standing partner, Refugee Rights Turkey. Aside from…
June 1, 2021

RSN organizes awareness-raising walkathon fundraiser

In June 2021, RSN launched its first annual walkathon fundraiser that began on June 1 and ended on June 20, on World Refugee Day. Closely related to our Journey Map,…
March 25, 2021

RSN holds violence against women and asylum webinar

On March 25, 2021, RSN organized a live-translated English-Turkish seminar for Turkish lawyers and refugee rights advocates as part of a virtual lawyer training series, part of our work together…
March 17, 2021

RSN joins a virtual panel event related to asylum seekers

On March 17, RSN was honored to join a virtual panel event organized by the American University School of International Service (AU-SIS). Moderated by Dr. Tazreena Sajjad, professor at AU-SIS…

Refugee Law Information Platform for Lawyers in Turkey

Since 2015, our partner, Refugee Rights Turkey (RRT) has been producing reference and training resources for lawyers in Turkey. One such resource is The Refugee Law Handbook for Lawyers, which…

RSN submits Comment in opposition to proposed regulation limiting the right to asylum in the US

RSN joined thousands of others in submitting a comment in opposition to a proposed new regulation on Procedures for Asylum and Withholding of Removal; Credible Fear and Reasonable Fear Review.…

RSN launches Refugee Journey Map

RSN is proud to unveil its new Refugee Journey map, available here or by clicking in the top right hand corner of our website. The Refugee Journey map is intended…

RSN launches video series on refugee rights and COVID19

The COVID19 pandemic has had far-reaching implications for all human mobility. Refugees and asylum-seekers, a special group within the global migration context who are forced to leave their homes for…

Weekly Digest on Rohingya in Bangladesh

RSN is excited to announce that our weekly news digest on developments related to the Rohingya in Bangladesh is now publicly available on our website. As part of our mission…

Rohingya Refugee Awareness-Raising in NY

On Feb 12, RSN was honored to join an enlightening panel "Beyond the Crisis Narrative: Entangled Pasts and Possible Futures of Rohingya in Bangladesh and Burma" at New York University.…
December 17, 2019

Global Refugee Forum: RSN pledges and participation

As the inaugural Global Refugee Forum (GRF) begins in Geneva today, RSN is excited to announce that we have submitted four pledges as part of the GRF process. Pledges introduced…
November 18, 2019

We urge lawmakers to end Remain in Mexico policy

This past week, we joined 119 civil society organizations and 122 academics in urging Congress to #SaveAsylum and end the Remain in Mexico Program (known as the Migrant Protection Protocols).…
October 15, 2019

RSN facilitates Turkey-Mexico experience-sharing

In Oct 2019, RSN facilitated a study visit for members of Turkish partner RRT to Mexico, to meet with and share experiences with members of Mexican civil society and Mexican…
August 31, 2019

RSN consultations with Bangladeshi stakeholders

As part of the final stages of a comparative research study in conjunction with Open Society Justice Initiative, RSN held a round of consultation meetings with civil society and legal…
July 12, 2019

RSN co-hosts workshop on potentials of pro bono in Turkey

On July 12th, RSN and Refugee Rights Turkey (RRT) jointly hosted a workshop in Istanbul on the potentials and challenges of mobilizing pro bono partnerships between NGOs and law firms…
June 13, 2019

RSN welcomes Claudia Bennet as summer intern

RSN is excited to have the contribution of Claudia Bennett as a legal intern for the summer 2019 period. Claudia holds a B.A. in Human Rights and Art History from…
March 22, 2019

RSN event series: A Conversation with Shireen Huq

RSN was thrilled to be able to organize and host an event in NY with one of Bangladesh's pioneering women's rights activists, Ms. Shireen Huq. The event allowed for RSN…
April 13, 2019

RSN holds Expert Consultation on Rohingya refugees

With the support of Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI), RSN held a 3-day convening in Malaysia that brought together civil society experts from South and Southeast Asia. The Expert Consultation…
October 13, 2018

RSN facilitates study visit for Turkish partners

RSN organized a study visit for members of Turkish partner organization Refugee Rights Turkey (RRT). The study visit was part of a long-standing and ongoing effort on the part of…
July 31, 2018

RSN initiates comparative study on protection framework in S & SE Asia

In collaboration with the Open Society Foundation Justice Initiative, RSN has undertaken a research study examining the legal and policy frameworks in the major Rohingya refugee hosting countries (Malaysia, Thailand,…
May 9, 2018

RSN holds roundtable with Bangladeshi civil society on Rohingya response

Hosted by leading women's rights organization Naripokkho, RSN participated in a consultation meeting with representatives of over 10 national NGOs, in which participants' shared perspectives on the greatest needs facing…
January 14, 2019

RSN website revamped

RSN is excited to launch a newly designed website. We've updated our content and layout in the hopes that visitors will find information about our organization easier to access.
September 15, 2017

Profiles In Solidarity: Marwa

As part of RSN's mission to serve refugees in host communities, we are honored to work with a range of individuals who are committed to lending their time and energy…
July 14, 2017

Watch: Informational Videos for Syrian Refugees

One of the primary pillars of RSN's work in Turkey is disseminating information to refugees about their rights in the country. Building on group information sessions and written materials, we…
February 16, 2017

Know your rights: Info Sessions in Istanbul

Despite turbulent times for refugee policy in the United States, Refugee Solidarity Network and our partners remain committed to working with displaced populations in host countries in the Mediterranean region.…