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ASF’s finances

The accounts of Avocats Sans Frontières are published each year by the Belgian National Bank (BCE number : 447404580). You can also download our latest (2020) financial report (PDF in French, English and Dutch).

In terms of institutional donors, ASF receives significant support from various governments, from the European Union and from private foundations.

The primary sources of non-institutional funding are the Belgian bar associations and private donations by supporters of ASF. These donations finance a small part of our activities. They are essential to ensure ASF’s overall financial stability and independence.

Institutional donors (2020):

  • Austrian Development Agency
  • British Embassy in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
  • Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
  • Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
  • Le Conseil de l’Europe / Council of Europe
  • Coopération belge au Développement / Belgische ontwikkelingssamenwerking
  • Fonds fiduciaire européen Bêkou pour a République centrafricaine / European Bêkou Trust Fund for the Central African Republic
  • Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme
  • International Development Law Organisation
  • Immigrant Legal Resource center
  • Ministère français de l’Europe et des Affaires Etrangères – Centre de crise et de soutien
  • Nederlandse Ambassade in de Democratische Republiek Congo
  • Nederlands Ministerie van Buitenlandse Handel en Ontwikkelingssamenwerking
  • Open Society Foundations
  • Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement / United Nations Development Programme
  • UK Government (UK aid)
  • Union européenne / European Union
  • Wallonie-Bruxelles International

Belgian Bar associations (2020):

  • Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten van de Balie van Brussel (NOAB)
  • Ordre des avocats à la Cour de Cassation / Orde van advocaten bij het Hof van Cassatie
  • Ordre des avocats du barreau de Liège
  • Ordre des barreaux francophones et germanophone (AVOCATS.BE)
  • Ordre van Advocaten provincie Antwerpen
  • Orde van Advocaten van de balie Leuven
  • Orde van Vlaamse Balies (OVB)

Other institutions (2020):

  • Association of Advisors and Former Advisors to the Court of Justice, the General Court, and the Civil Service Tribunal of the European Union

Communication partners

ASF adheres to the Code of Ethics of the Association for Ethics in Fundraising (AERF).
This means that donors, staff and employees
are informed at least annually about the use
of the funds raised.