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Migration Justice Project

Making a meaningful difference to the lives of migrants and people seeking sanctuary in Northern Ireland.

The Migration Justice Project builds on a long history of immigration work at the Law Centre.  We have a pioneering and dynamic team who are passionate about making a difference to the lives of migrants in Northern Ireland.

There are three different strands to our work – Legal, Policy and Community Engagement – and we work in partnership with many wonderful initiatives and organisations in this field with the aim of helping migrants who have come to Northern Ireland seeking safety and sanctuary.  We help people to obtain immigration status which then unlocks rights and entitlements including housing, social security and employment.


Our resources and legal briefings are aimed at people seeking sanctuary, and those supporting them from the community and voluntary sector. Always free to download, our publications aim to help you understand the immigration and asylum landscape in Northern Ireland.

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About The Team

Our Legal Officer provides migrants with free, specialist immigration advice and representation to assist them to secure their immigration status and assert their rights. The Law Centre aims to use the law as a tool to promote social justice, which means that we try to effect wider change through strategic litigation – selecting and bring a case to court with the goal of creating broader change.

Our Policy Officer seeks to influence policy makers and public agencies with the view to securing progressive changes to law, policy and practice. To do this, we collect quality information and research and work creatively to encourage civil servants, MLAs, MPs, the media and other bodies to counter migrant injustices.

Our Community Engagement Officer works with community organisations to understand the issues faced by migrants living in Northern Ireland, to support the community organisations in their work, conduct participatory research and help amplify migrant voices.