Asylrumright.org has been created by former scholars of Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, following the human tragedy of mass migration into the EU and Germany as well as the political debate in summer and autumn 2015. Our mission is to help refugees and all stakeholders involved in dealing with their legal status by dramatically reducing the time of administrative proceedings. We use modern digital technology and legal process know-how in order to provide plain and real-time information on German asylum law and practice. Our pilot application, the Asylum Right Guidance System, allows every potential immigrant to anonymously assess his or her individual situation and get a report which outlines the chances of being granted asylum in Germany. The system can be used by anyone and anywhere there is access to the internet. It is a gateway helping to find a path in the legal and administrative world. However, it does not give clear-cut legal advice on individual chances of being granted asylum in Germany.
We are politically neutral. Germany has democratic institutions and procedures to decide on the legal framework. Asylumright.org wants to address and provide relief to some of the shortcomings of how this framework is implemented. In spite of many good efforts, there are still obstacles due to the lack of personnel resources and the fact that public administration and the judicial sector only begin to make use of digital technology. We believe that transparent access to up-dated information is of key importance. This means access to real-time or frequent up-dates on latest changes in the law and other relevant data. Asylumright.org is a non-profit organisation led by Adrian Sonder and Carsten Reimann. It has numerous supporters from all political parties, academia and other organisations as well as strong IT partners.
The German Government has agreed modifications of the German immigration laws on 28 January 2016. This included declaration of certain countries as so-called safe harbor states and a rule that family members of refugees will not be granted the right to follow into Germany .
The German Federal Ministry for Migration and Refugees has received 900 million Euros in order to ramp-up its personnel in 2016.