International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI)


  • Organization TypeImplementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
  • Staff6-25
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded2004
The International Refugee Rights Initiative is dedicated to promoting human rights in situations of conflict and displacement, enhancing the protection of vulnerable populations before, during and after conflict. IRRI accomplishes this by:  tackling the exclusion and human rights violations which are the root causes of flight; enhancing the protection of the rights of the displaced, and promoting policy solutions which enable those affected by conflict to rebuild sustainable lives and communities. IRRI grounds it advocacy in regional and international human rights instruments and strives to make these guarantees effective at the local level.   Focusing primarily on Africa, IRRI works with networks of advocates to identify the key challenges facing vulnerable communities and collaborates to advance changes in law, policy and practice. IRRI accomplishes these objectives by developing and implementing innovative legal and advocacy strategies, conducting policy-oriented legal and field- based research and leveraging African regional and sub-regional governance structures. Partnership with networks of civil society and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) across the continent is a hallmark of the work, including through IRRI stewardship and development of the Sudan Consortium. The offices in Uganda, the US and the UK position us to act as a bridge between local advocates and the international community, enabling local knowledge to infuse international developments and helping integrate the implications of regional and international policy at work on the ground.  

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Staff at International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) have experience in


  • torts / conflict resolution
  • human rights
  • gender
  • development
  • architecture / design


  • kenya
  • united states
  • burundi
  • south sudan
  • south africa


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • United States (headquarters)
  • New York
  • 1483 York Avenue, No. 20463