Avocats Sans Frontières,
|Key people||Francesca Boniotti, Executive Director|
Hafida Talhaoui, President of the Board of Directors
|Method||Field interventions, providing access to justice, legal aid and legal assistance|
|Employees||more than 130 full time staff world-wide|
|Motto||Justice for a fairer world.|
Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF), also known as Advocaten Zonder Grenzen (AdZG) is an international non-governmental organization contributing to the creation of fair and equitable societies, in which the law and its institutions serve the most vulnerable groups and individuals. ASF aims to realize this objective through field interventions in the areas of access to justice, legal aid and legal assistance before both national and international jurisdictions such as the International Criminal Court.
ASF has field offices in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, East Timor, Rwanda and Uganda and projects in Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Nepal. The organization also works on thematic issues such as international criminal justice and globalisation and justice.
In 2007, ASF was granted the CCBE Human Rights Award by the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe.
Avocats Sans Frontières has no affiliation with "Lawyers Without Borders". Its Dutch name is "Advocaten Zonder Grenzen"; the organization does not carry an English name. Avocats Sans Frontières is also commonly known by its abbreviation "ASF".