OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (OHCHR)
OHCHR is the principal United Nations office mandated to promote and protect human rights for all. It leads the global human rights efforts to speak out objectively in the face of human rights violations worldwide. It provides a forum for identifying, highlighting and developing responses to today's human rights challenges, and act as the principal focal point of human rights research, education, public information, and advocacy activities in the United Nations system. OHCHR supports Ara's legal aid program for refugees who have faced severe persecution in their home countries.
THE COMMONWEALTH FOUNDATION
The Commonwealth Foundation is a development organisation with an international remit and reach, uniquely situated at the interface between government and civil society. The Foundation strengthens the capacity of civil society to act together and learn from each other to engage with the institutions that shape people’s lives. It strives for more effective, responsive and accountable governance with civil society participation, which contributes to improved development outcomes. With support from the Foundation, Ara will be implementing a project in 2018-19 focusing on financial inclusion for marginalized groups, like refugees.
CENTRE FOR APPLIED HUMAN RIGHTS, UNIVERSITY OF YORK
The Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR) is an interdisciplinary research and teaching centre. The work of CAHR is international in breadth and draws on the University of York’s rich tradition of rigorous and engaged scholarship in the fields of development, post-war reconstruction, public policy, public health, disability rights, gender and women's rights, environmental issues, and refugee law. Ara is currently partnering with CAHR on a multi-jurisdictional research project to document legal encounters between refugees, lawyers and the relevant institutions. The project is being supported by the Economic & Social Research Council, UK.
CLIFFORD CHANCE FOUNDATION
As one of the world's pre-eminent law firms, CC is committed to providing pro bono services which widen access to justice around the world. CC's pro bono clients in this area range from individual members of the community, to NGOs fighting human rights and civil liberties cases in court, and undertaking advocacy and delivering front line services. Since 2016, CC's Singapore office has been supporting Ara's work by providing pro bono hours. Lawyers from the Singapore office assist Ara's caseworkers by undertaking research on international law issues and providing legal drafting support.