Refugess Asylum Seekers, Human Rights: AEQUITAS works towards the promotion and protection of the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. AEQUITAS seeks to ensure that asylum seekers in Cyprus have access to the Minimum Standards for the Reception of Asylum Seekers as provided by COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2003/9/EC of 27 January 2003. In addition, AEQUITAS places great emphasis on the importance of integration of asylum seekers and refugees into Cypriot society.
AEQUITAS also believes that it is important to raise awareness amongst Cypriot society with regards to refugees and asylum seekers. We recognise the increasingly hostile stance that Cypriot society holds towards asylum seekers and refugees and believe that it is significant that new methods are implemented with a view of altering these negative perceptions. AEQUITAS seeks to cooperate with foreign NGOs with a view of acquiring new skills and methods to manage this.