Our Purpose

Our Purpose



Law Enforcement





Fighting for Policy Change

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The Wellington Community Justice Project is a student-led charity in Victoria University of Wellington’s Law School.

Our Kaupapa (Principles)

The Human Rights Team has created a website for Refugee Background Communities to breakdown rights education for former refugees on housing, benefits and employment, IRD issues and general human rights in New Zealand.”
The Asylum Seekers Equality Project is fighting for equal treatment of former refugees, so that all people who have sought refuge in New Zealand, no matter how they arrive, have access to the same resources and services.

Until that policy change is achieved, it is crucial that people with convention refugee status know what services are available to them. There are a small number of targeted programmes that currently cater to the needs of asylum seekers/convention refugees, most of which are located in major cities. This page lays out practical ways for convention refugees to seek assistance and services.