We believe that every asylum seeker has the right to be fully informed about their rights and the options available to them. This information should be clearly explained, in their own language, and in a way that is comprehensible to them. We believe that asylum seekers have the right to access information regarding their claim at any time during the process, and to have someone ready to explain the procedures and steps involved.
MIT aims to contribute to an accessible, empowering, rights-based approach to accessing International Protection.
We believe this approach to asylum will benefit not only asylum seekers, but also local populations – who have acted in good faith, but have often been excluded from the search for solutions – and state authorities – who have failed to fully meet their obligations to provide timely refuge.
Short Term: MIT seeks to contribute to informed asylum seeker communities and timely and just results in asylum and family reunification applications.
Midterm: MIT aims to contribute to a growing awareness and confrontation of key issues faced by asylum seekers.
Long term: MIT aspires to contribute to the reform of asylum systems, in order to avoid the replication of the circumstances which have necessitated its work.
Human beings have the a right to life, security, and dignity, and asylum seekers must have access to fair and efficient asylum procedures. This is the only acceptable response to persecution.