ARC Foundation was incorporated in December 2016 with the following object:
For the public benefit, to undertake research into human rights violations around the world, to promote respect for people’s rights, to contribute to the sound administration of asylum law, to provide technical advice and training to governments and others on human rights matters, and to raise awareness of human rights issues (as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and subsequent United Nations, European Union, African Union and Inter-American conventions, and related domestic legislative instruments). ARC Foundation’s research will particularly help to improve standards in refugee status determination processes, the realisation of asylum seekers’ and refugees’ rights and entitlements and ensure that those in need of protection are recognised as such.


Mike Kaye [former Advocacy Manager for Still Human Still Here] – Chair

Duncan Grant [Corporate Account Manager for Place2Be] – Treasurer

Christel Querton [Barrister at Lamb Building and PhD candidate at Newcastle University]

Christine Bacon [Artistic Director at Ice & Fire]

Jo Pettitt [Head of Research and Survivor Activism at Freedom from Torture]

Kalvir Kaur [Legal Adviser at Freedom from Torture]

Raza Halim [Barrister at Garden Court Chambers]


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August 2018:

ARC Foundation is pleased to announce that together with its project partner, Asylos, it has been awarded funding by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to produce and publish a series of ‘strategic’ research reports to fill crucial gaps in COI and address systemic weaknesses in the refugee status determination process for the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK.


For further information please feel free to contact info@arcfoundation.org.uk or the Chair, Mike Kaye, at chair@arcfoundation.org.uk, or the Treasurer, Duncan Grant, at treasurer@arcfoundation.org.uk

Charity no. 1170807