The Association for Juridical Studies on Immigration (ASGI) is a membership-based association focusing on all legal aspects of immigration. As a pool of lawyers, academics, consultants and civil society representatives, ASGI’s expertise relates to various areas of immigration and migrants’ rights, including but not limited to antidiscrimination and xenophobia, children’s and unaccompanied minors’ rights, asylum and refugee seekers, statelessness and citizenship.
ASGI’s members provide their contribution at various levels: administrative, policy-making and legal, both in national and European contexts.
10 key points to reform immigration, asylum and citizenship law in Italy’s 2013-8
OUT OF LIMBO: Promoting the right of undocumented and stateless Roma migrants to a legal status in Italy
The project, promoted by ASGI in partnership with Associazione 21 Luglio and Fondazione Romanì and supported by a grant from the Open Society Foundations, aims to change the policies, regulations and practices that perpetuate the lack of a legal status by undocumented and stateless migrants of Roma origin in Italy, by:
– strengthening the legal competences and advocacy capacity of Roma and non Roma practitioners working with Roma communities and their links with expert lawyers, so that they can play the role of “community-based paralegals”;
– building a national network of Roma and non Roma “community-based paralegals”;
– promoting strategic litigations on this issue; d) promoting evidence-based advocacy at local and national level;
– increasing the visibility of the issue on traditional and social media, in order to build the consensus on the need for change.
Terragiusta. Campaign Against the Exploitation of Migrant Workers in Agriculture in Italy
The project aims to promote the protection of health and working conditions of migrant workers in the agricultural sector in Italy.Also the project aims to improve knowledge, access and enjoyment of the fundamental rights of migrant workers who benefit from the project, in particular the right to health, and to work legally, against exploitation.